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FAMILIAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does familial mean? 

FAMILIAL (adjective)
  The adjective FAMILIAL has 2 senses:

1. relating to or having the characteristics of a family
2. tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity

  Familiarity information: FAMILIAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FAMILIAL (adjective)


Sense 1familial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or having the characteristics of a family

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

children of the same familial background / familial aggregation

Pertainym:

family (primary social group; parents and children)


Sense 2familial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity

Synonyms:

genetic; hereditary; inherited; familial; transmissible; transmitted

Context examples:

an inherited disease / familial traits / genetically transmitted features

Similar:

heritable; inheritable (that can be inherited)


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