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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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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Beijing Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh said that his country as an inheritor of a big civilization and culture welcomes China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative as Tehran holds that it can further contribute to global peace and security within the framework of the OBOR initiative.
The Abu Zweir inheritors have been battling in courts Israeli takeover of their property for over 22 years.
The inheritors are found offering Fateha standing away from the graveyard because of impassable pathways.
Pursuant to the decree, RTA may use these taxi number plates against certain monthly fees paid to the owners or their inheritors.
In part 2, "Susan Glaspell's Drama of Resistance," Jouve divides Glaspell's resisters into "Idealist Rebels" and "Individualist Rebels." In The People (1917), Inheritors, and Springs Eternal (1943), she argues convincingly, the idealists resist oppression because they are devoted to democratic concepts much larger than themselves.
A big majority of inheritors in the RBC poll who reported having advance conversations with their benefactors knew in advance the monetary value of the assets they would receive.
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).
One of the inheritors is auctioning the singer's right Yeezy shoe, which is floating on eBay for the price of 5,000 euros (P287,000).
Wealth managers need to start thinking about the source of future income by paying attention to the inheritors of the wealth.
The decree covers debtors to Syrian Telecom who have subscribed for landline, telex, wireless devices, or ship communication services, and debtors in all forms of lawsuits including overdue proceeds and their inheritors if they pay their debts in cash, or in installments if the overall debts are more than SYP 10,000.
The police after registering a case into the incident have started search for the inheritors of the deceased.