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v. inher·ited, inher·iting, inher·its
Biology To receive (a characteristic) from a parent or ancestor by genetic transmission.

in·her′i·tor n.

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Q. Is Autism hereditary? My 3 year old son has been diagnosed with autism last year. I am now pregnant with my second child and am scared that he will too have autism.

A. There is a higher chance that your additional children will have autism too, however its not a given. Be more alert and notice any early signs that your child may develop.

Q. Is Leukemia hereditary? My Grandpa died of Leukemia when he was 50. I am worried that it might be hereditary. Is it?

A. Overall leukemia is not hereditary but there are rare reports of family clusters, that is, more than one case in a family. Therefore, you should consult your Doctor and tell him about your family's medical history.

Q. Is migraine hereditary? If both my parents suffer from migraines does it mean I can't avoid it?

A. Yes, migraines do have a very strong genetic correlation. However, it does not mean that if both your parents have it, you will have it too for 100%. It means only that you have a much higher risk than the regular population, that does not have migraines in their family, to suffer from this condition.

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By retransmission--the legal inheritor (in own name or by representative) or testamentary inheritor, surviving for a short period to the deceased, obtains the succession of the latter and cumulated with its own, leaves to its own legal or testamentary inheritors (Deak and Popescu, 2013: 73.
Even competent inheritor CEOs have to battle against comparisons with the last generation, the inability to severe business-impeding relationships and principal-agent problems.
In his interview, Gul said both countries were the two inheritors of important states and emperorships.
Raised 1lb for that, Inheritor made full use of the extra two furlongs and a nice tow from two front-runners at Dunstall Park last month.
Rules abounds with apt guest shots: Cheryl Crow on the quixotic "Beautiful Pain," Steve Earle on the ironic "I'll Change for You," and Teddy Thompson, another poised inheritor, on "Three Steps Down," Not to put too fine a point on it, Jakob Dylan's, yet another inheritor, "Hope Against Hope" soars effortlessly.
The clasp reportedly symbolized that a Welsh man who is an inheritor of the ancient British tradition was moving to the See of Canterbury.
As the head of state and inheritor of a powerful political dynasty, she is in a unique position to speak on behalf of everyone who serves or who has served in the government and to ask that those who committed atrocities in the past be forgiven.
I am thinking particularly of the Jensen & Skodvin church in Norway, which must surely, as you say, be a worthy inheritor of the grand Nordic tradition of church-building; and of Christoph Ingenhoven's car park in Germany, which, as you indicate, really does appear to set new standards for this very unpleasant building type.
France) and 2) societal disengagement from the inheritor of the colonial apparatus (i.
A brother or male relative, recognized as the executor and chief inheritor of the parents' estate, would be accused of withholding payment owed on the dowry or alimentos.
of Reedsburg, WI, has developed tap handles and "bottle glorifiers" for City Brewing Company, inheritor of the G.