Definition of inheritable :
1. Capable of being inherited; transmissible or descendible; as, an inheritable estate or title.
2. Capable of being transmitted from parent to child; as, inheritable qualities or infirmities.
3. Capable of taking by inheritance, or of receiving by descent; capable of succeeding to, as an heir.
- But while this cause accepted by these few is a true cause, since unquestionably during the life of the individual organism changes of function produce changes of structure; and while it is a tenable hypothesis that changes of structure so produced are inheritable; yet it was manifest to those not prepossessed, that this cause cannot with reason be assigned for the greater part of the facts. - "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I", Herbert Spencer.
- Not only the husband's and the wife's personal qualities are thus transmitted to the children and children's children, but those also of four grandparents, eight great- grandparents, and so on; and when we bear in mind the tremendous differences in the inheritable ancestral traits of families- virtues or infirmities- we see of what incalculable importance to the future of families is that individual preference which is so vital an ingredient of romantic love. - "Primitive Love and Love-Stories", Henry Theophilus Finck.
- The material which conveys inheritable characters can be seen and has been identified in both germinal cells; from each of them the fertilized ovum derives equal amounts. - "The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy", J. Morris Slemons.