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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. [Cf. OF. Enheritable, inheritable] Capable of taking by inheritance, or of receiving by descent; capable of succeeding to, as an heir. By attainder . . . The blood of the person attainted is so corrupted as to be rendered no longer inheritable. (Blackstone) The eldest daughter of the king is also alone inheritable to the crown on failure of issue male. (Blackstone) inheritable blood, blood or relationship by which a person becomes qualified to be an heir, or to transmit possessions by inheritance.

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Supraorbital brow ridge.

... rare (France). Many sources seem to state this forehead protrusion as an indicator of high testosterone during teen years. Yet, it seems to be inheritable too. Do we have any informations on this? I used to think the brow ridge came with a large bone structure and a wide, thick jaw, but it ...

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by Structutr
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Supraorbital brow ridge.
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Views: 1252

Additive Effects vs Epistatic Effects

... example, doesn't that seem somewhat additive though? Finally, my last question. My professor briefly mentioned that only additive effects are inheritable. Why is this? If a Loci independently contributes to a phenotype, wouldnt the formation of gametes disrupt this? We are passing only 1 allele ...

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by ReMuSoMeGa
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Additive Effects vs Epistatic Effects
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Views: 3833

Possible Cure for Cancer

... There's a variety of possible pro-malignant mutations, and apart from distinct familial cancers where the responsible mutuation is known and inheritable, it would seem that each person's original cancer cell can be achieved by a combination of mutuations, none of which is individually enough ...

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by Julie5
Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Cure for Cancer
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Views: 10418

Chemotherapy Drugs Taxol (paclitaxel) & Carboplatin

... is that you may possess a genetic susceptibility to cancer. Although the vast majority of cancers are not familial - ie, they are not specifically inheritable - it could still be the case that some people's genomes come ready-made with some sub-critical mutations that, if subsequent carcinogenic ...

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by Julie5
Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Chemotherapy Drugs Taxol (paclitaxel) & Carboplatin
Replies: 1
Views: 6201

Birth and Lamarckism

... be hugely influenced by many other environmental factor. The same way i would not call count the country, the wealth of the family or many other ''inheritable'' environmental traits as Lamarckism. Although they sure will influence the babies fitness.

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by canalon
Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Birth and Lamarckism
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