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(of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection.  Synonyms: catching, communicable, contagious, contractable, transmittable.
Occurring among members of a family usually by heredity.  Synonyms: familial, genetic, hereditary, inherited, transmitted.  "Familial traits" , "Genetically transmitted features"
Inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent.  Synonyms: ancestral, hereditary, patrimonial.  "Ancestral lore" , "Hereditary monarchy" , "Patrimonial estate" , "Transmissible tradition"

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"Transmissible" Quotes from Famous Books

... runs counter to the latest biological orthodoxy, I am sorry. Habits are at any rate transmissible by imitation, if ...
— Play-Making - A Manual of Craftsmanship • William Archer

... at maintaining the mobile human form in a series of examples. On the other hand, if we view the matter from above, as science and philosophy should, we may say that nutrition is but germination of a pervasive sort, that the body is a tabernacle in which the transmissible human spirit is carried for a while, a shell for the immortal seed that dwells in it and has created it. This seed, however, for rational estimation, is merely a means to the existence and happiness of individuals. Transpersonal and continuous in its own fluid being, the potential ...
— The Life of Reason • George Santayana

Words linked to "Transmissible" :   inheritable, jurisprudence, transmit, law, infectious, heritable

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