Definition of inheritable:
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 Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy", J. Morris Slemons.