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Something that is hereditary is passed from parent to child, either through their genes (such as facial[?] features and certain diseases) or through inheritance (such as a title of nobility).

The link here from quiver relates to a technical meaning from mathematics.


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Lynx (constellation)

... of the northern hemisphere, introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. Its name originates from the fact that someone would need the eyes of a lynx to see it. ...