Heritance

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Heritance Heritage; inheritance. "Robbing their children of the heritance Their fathers handed down"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n heritance Heritage; inheritance.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. heritance,

Usage

In literature:

Only Bavaria, having heritable claims, never would.
"History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Volume V. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Double-Marriage Project, And What Element It Fell Into--1723-1726" by Thomas Carlyle
The personal estate I have certainly trenched upon a little, but all to the benefit of the heritable estate.
"Mr. Hogarth's Will" by Catherine Helen Spence
At ony rate, he was the person maist concerned in the succession and heritance of the house of Glenallan.
"The Antiquary, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
Theft, falsehood, idleness, deceit, and many other sins which afflict mortals, were the especial heritance of the negro.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
The original duration of a knight's fee until about 1100 was for his life; thereafter it was heritable.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
But these differences are temporary and outward and not inwardly heritable.
"The Black Man's Place in South Africa" by Peter Nielsen
HERIT: her'itable ; her'itage ; inher'it (-ance); disinher'it.
"New Word-Analysis" by William Swinton
Heritable novelties or variations often crop up in living creatures, and these form the raw material of evolution.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
The rule, indeed, is grounded in the heritable traits of human nature, from which there is no escape.
"An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation" by Thorstein Veblen
But culture is not a heritable possession; no one can win it save by virtue of a higher spirit and will.
"The New Society" by Walther Rathenau
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In news:

Understanding basic brain embryology provides the foundation for making diagnoses of brain malformations, heritable diseases, congenital neoplasms and even postnatal developmental disorders.
RNA in the sperm and eggs of mice can transfer heritable traits, scientists report in this week's Nature.
Epigenetic changes accrued over an organism's lifetime may leave a permanent heritable mark on the genome, through the help of long noncoding RNAs.
Knowledge of basic brain embryology provides the foundation for making diagnoses of brain malformations, heritable diseases, congenital neoplasms and even disorders of postnatal development.
RNA in the sperm and eggs of mice can transfer heritable traits, scientists report in this week's Nature.
Epigenetic perturbations could jump-start heritable variation.
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In science:

Developmental switches actively transduce environmental information into epigenetically heritable forms (Griffiths, 2001).
The transmission sense of information
Because natural selection operates on heritable variation, it acts upon some components of the developmental matrix differently than others.
The transmission sense of information
To better understand the role of natural selection it helps to expand Figure 2 somewhat. (For simplicity we retain our focus on the genes as transmitted elements, but one could extend this to include other heritable structures).
The transmission sense of information
Concretely, it is shown that the clustering coefficient is one of those heritable network metrics.
Generating Scale-free Networks with Adjustable Clustering Coefficient Via Random Walks
Mutation rates can be increased in a heritable manner through loss-of-function mutations in polymerase (enzymes that weave DNA or RNA strands) or in mismatch repair genes.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
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