1. [syn: familial, genetic, hereditary, inherited, transmitted, transmissible]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Transmit \Trans*mit"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transmitted; p. pr.
& vb. n. Transmitting.] [L. transmittere, transmissum;
trans across, over + mittere to send: cf. F. transmettre. See
1. To cause to pass over or through; to communicate by
sending; to send from one person or place to another; to
pass on or down as by inheritance; as, to transmit a
memorial; to transmit dispatches; to transmit money, or
bills of exchange, from one country to another.
The ancientest fathers must be next removed, as
Clement of Alexandria, and that Eusebian book of
evangelic preparation, transmitting our ears through
a hoard of heathenish obscenities to receive the
The scepter of that kingdom continued to be
transmitted in the dynasty of Castile. --Prescott.
2. To suffer to pass through; as, glass transmits light;
metals transmit, or conduct, electricity.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: occurring among members of a family usually by heredity;
"an inherited disease"; "familial traits"; "genetically
transmitted features" [syn: familial, genetic,
hereditary, inherited, transmitted,