Part of speech:
Passed down from one generation to the next:
(Genetics) Relating to or designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced.
Related through one's father:
Relating to or characteristic of a mother or motherhood; motherly:
(Linguistics) Of or relating to the relationship between or among languages that are descendants of the same language.
Derived from or relating to a particular line of descent; hereditary.
Having the same ancestor; closely related
Familiar or known from the past; accustomed
(Biology) of the recurrence of a trait reappearing after an absence of one or more generations due to a chance recombination of genes.
Tracing a line of descent
Characteristic of or suitable for a family, esp. one regarded as traditional or typical; wholesome, middle-class, etc.
The definition of innate is existing from birth.
Relating to a condition that is present at birth, as a result of either heredity or environmental influences:
Related genetically or in the same family.
Of or from one's ancestors
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