adj. may be passed down to one's descendants, may be transferred genetically

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  • Descendible — De*scend i*ble, a. 1. Admitting descent; capable of being descended. [1913 Webster] 2. That may descend from an ancestor to an heir. A descendant estate. Sir W. Jones. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • descendible — descendibility, descendability, n. /di sen deuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being transmitted by inheritance. 2. permitting descent: a descendible hill. Also, descendable. [1425 75; late ME descendable < OF, equiv. to descend(re) to DESCEND + able …   Universalium

  • descendible — adjective see descend …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • descendible — adjective Of property, able to pass by descent; inheritable by heirs …   Wiktionary

  • descendible —   …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • descendible — adjective Law (of property) able to be inherited by a descendant …   English new terms dictionary

  • descendible — de·scend·ible …   English syllables

  • descendible — /dəˈsɛndəbəl/ (say duh senduhbuhl) adjective capable of being transmitted by inheritance. Also, descendable …   Australian English dictionary

  • descendible — Capable of passing by descent, or of being inherited or transmitted by devise (spoken of estates, titles, offices, and other property) …   Black's law dictionary

  • descendible — adj. 1 (of a slope etc.) that may be descended. 2 Law capable of descending by inheritance. Etymology: OF descendable (as DESCEND) …   Useful english dictionary

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