A whole range of completely different maps would be obtained if the criterion was head shape, nose length, crinkliness of hair, relative lengths of arms and legs or any other hereditary difference.
Christy, the blacksmith and rightful heir, has no sense of the estate as his own, and can barely understand the revelation that he is the hereditary lord.
Discovering the presence of fibrinogen defect in another family member is the best way to show a hereditary condition.
According to Mendel, the hereditary elements were like particles, and took two forms - dominant and recessive.
They extend their speculations, even forecasting that, by genetic manipulation, they will be able to cure hereditary diseases and defects and, possibly, make a race having superior bodies and intellects.
The position was now ‘very different from 1999’ and the time had come to get rid of the hereditary principle, he replied.
Continuity in government was no longer simply a matter of hereditary right; instead the state was increasingly perceived as autonomous, independent of whomever happened to be ruling at any given moment.
In an unusual gesture of papal appreciation, the title was made hereditary .
And if you buy into the principle of hereditary monarchy, it surely follows that you expect the royal family to behave better than us ordinary folk.
In 1957, at the age of 20, the Aga Khan succeeded his grandfather as the hereditary leader of the Ismaili Muslims.