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2 definitions found
 for familial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  familial \familial\ adj.
     1. relating to or having the characteristics of a family; as,
        children of the same familial background; familial
        aggregation.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. tending to occur among members of a family, usually by
        hereditary transmission; familial traits.
  
     Syn: genetic, hereditary, inherited, transmitted,
          transmissible.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  familial
      adj 1: relating to or having the characteristics of a family;
             "children of the same familial background"; "familial
             aggregation"
      2: occurring among members of a family usually by heredity; "an
         inherited disease"; "familial traits"; "genetically
         transmitted features" [syn: familial, genetic,
         hereditary, inherited, transmitted, transmissible]

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