Definition of heritably in US English:



  • See heritable

    • ‘Epigenetic regulatory mechanisms heritably alter patterns of gene expression without changes in DNA sequence.’
    • ‘The expression of a serotype is clonally transmitted, which means that once a change in serotype is effected, it is heritably transmitted to progeny and serotypes can reproduce stably for many generations.’
    • ‘One section of a species may be heritably equipped to reproduce in one extreme part of its range, and another section differently equipped to deal with another extreme part of the range.’
    • ‘Paramutation describes a process whereby expression of one allele is heritably altered by another.’
    • ‘It has been previously reported that the suppression-of-variegation activity of a Y chromosome may be heritably modified in a particular genetic background.’