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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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"All of us are inheritors of history and experience of collective life and merely looking at the honorable past cannot meet our needs in the contemporary world; rather, we should learn from the past," he went on saying.
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.) In practice, it would project as follows: Deceased A, departed on 14.01.2012, has as persons with rights to inheritance B--the surviving wife--and their two children [C.sub.1] and [C.sub.2] The surviving wife B had deceased on 17.08.2013 (as could be noticed, the deadline for the succession option provided by article 1103 paragraph (1) Civil Code expired) and has as persons with rights to inheritance [C.sub.1], [C.sub.2] (in common with the deceased husband A) and [C.sub.3] (from the first marriage).
"Inheritor's desire to prove himself can be at the expense of business"
Moreover, social role/image is found to have positive effect on Neoteric inheritors' advertising attitude.
During the 1800s, arsenic powder was readily available as a household pesticide, and was so often used to kill off ailing relatives that it was called the 'inheritor's powder.' In this work for general readers, medical journalist Hempel offers a narrative of a Victorian-era case that was a turning point in the development of forensic science.
In his interview, Gul said both countries were the two inheritors of important states and emperorships.
After some decent efforts on the turf, Bryan Smart switched Inheritor's attentions to the Polytrack back in November and he caught many an eye in finishing a narrow second behind Caprio over seven furlongs.
SOUTHWELL: 1.15 Arisea, 1.45 Total Impact, 2.15 Mororless, 2.45 Paintball, 3.15 Little Carmela, 3.45 Elusive WOLVERHAMPTON: 4.20 Bel Cantor, 4.50 Brazilian Brush, 5.20 Jord, 5.50 Tanley, 6.20 Bolodenka, 6.50 Inheritor (NAP), 7.20 Squirtle, 7.50 Crimson Flame.
Ginolad put in a superb INHERITOR ended last year on a winning note at Wolverhampton and can pick up where he left off back at that track.
Owner Richard Page, whose Esuvia won at Southwell on Friday, was again in the money when Inheritor, trained for him by Bryan Smart and ridden by Tom Eaves, beat Can Can Star by a length in the 1m handicap.
When it became certain one Edward VI was dying, he wanted his Protestant cause to remain on the throne after his death--and this was further affected by the dark elf-lord who wants an inheritor who will bring misery to his kingdom.
Oman is the inheritor of a unique political tradition, the imama (imamate), and has a special place in the Arab Islamic world.