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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A familial pattern is not uncommon,, and inheritance appears to be polygenic.
▪ Although these disorders are transmissible, 15% of cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are familial and Gerstmann-Sträussler syndrome is usually familial.
▪ Lacking familial motivation and psychological stability, he can not persist responsibly at work even when he can find it.
▪ Peters, like his familial namesake, was a hoper.
▪ Secondly, familial cases have sometimes shown a lower age at onset than sporadic cases, which is consistent with aetiological heterogeneity.
▪ The disorder has no familial tendency.
▪ They are often keenly aware of the familial conflict that this produces.
▪ This is a rare familial disorder in which conjugated bilirubin levels are increased due to defective excretion of bilirubin in the bile.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

familial \familial\ adj.

  1. relating to or having the characteristics of a family; as, children of the same familial background; familial aggregation.

  2. tending to occur among members of a family, usually by hereditary transmission; familial traits.

    Syn: genetic, hereditary, inherited, transmitted, transmissible.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1888, "pertaining to the family," from French familial, from Latin familia (see family). Meaning "hereditary" is from 1895; from 1903 as "family-like." Earlier familiar also had been used in the sense "of or pertaining to one's family" (late 14c.).


a. 1 Of or pertaining to human family. 2 (context technical English) Of or pertaining to any grouping of things referred to as a family.

  1. adj. relating to or having the characteristics of a family; "children of the same familial background"; "familial aggregation"

  2. tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity; "an inherited disease"; "familial traits"; "genetically transmitted features" [syn: genetic, hereditary, inherited, transmitted, transmissible]


Familial may refer to:

  • Familial (album), a 2010 studio album by Phil Selway
  • Family, a group of people affiliated by consanguinity, affinity, or co-residence
  • Family (biology), one of the eight major taxonomic ranks, classified between order and genus
  • Heredity, passing of genetic traits to offspring
    • Genetic disorder, more specifically
    • List of genetic disorders
Familial (album)

Familial is the debut solo studio album by English musician Philip Selway, best known as the drummer of alternative rock band Radiohead. It was released on 30 August 2010 in the United Kingdom. The album contains ten tracks written by Selway, and collaborations with various musicians.

On 1 July 2010, Selway streamed the opening track from the album, "By Some Miracle", from the newly set-up website, in addition to offering a free, high-quality download of the track via e-mail.

Usage examples of "familial".

Familial breast cancer: Collaborative reanalysis of individual data from 52 epidemiological studies including 58,209 women with breast cancer and 101,986 women without the disease.

Justyn was for taking him in and apprenticing him without an apprenticing fee or any kind of familial relationship.

Charlotte Masham was the third generation of her family to have been born in America, so it was hard to believe that any familial ties to the Old World remained.

His boarding house was not expecting him, he and the other Mohocks having contrived a simultaneous two-night exeunt for a variety of reasons, medical, educational, familial.

Lord Baron Reichert, had used the pretext of familial insult to add to his lands more than once.

Iberia has always been an insular place, Shintoistic, protective of its traditions, virtually incestuous in its familial relationships and attitudes toward outsiders.

And yet, here too, they are unforgettably framed as a unit, as a legend about the familial shape of passing time, the female contours of history.

In the house of Master Lokos, she had her first taste of true, familial affection, for the master and his plump, jolly wife customarily treated apprentices like the sons and daughters they had never had.

As a result, and in the absence of true parents, he had spent most of his youth wandering about the streets and bazaars of Drallar, seeking diversion and enlightenment in place of familial comfort.

Marla never has any fat of her own, and her mom figures that familial collagen would be better than Marla ever having to use the cheap cow kind.

His familial connections guaranteed him an audience with Lascaille whenever he wanted -- provided he ignored Calvin's forebodings.

Batu shook his head, chastising himself for allowing familial feelings to interfere with his duty.

The cops were watching him, probably to see if he was going to throw up, but the wave of nausea passed, replaced by a pang of long-lost familial hurt, the kind of hurt he had not experienced since watching the news tapes of those federal bastards cremating his son at Waco.

The birth-related disability that wasn't even definitively diagnosed until Mario was six and had let Orin tattoo his shoulder with the red coil of an immersion heater is called Familial Dysautonomia, a neurological deficit whereby he can't feel physical pain very well.

Some enterprising priest of a later dynasty had used the tomb for his own familial burial ground.