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1    based on presumption or probability  
2    affording reasonable ground for belief  
3    of or relating to embryonic tissues that become differentiated into a particular tissue or organ  
presumptive epidermis     
  presumptively      adv  
  presumptiveness      n  

heir presumptive  
      n     (Property law)   a person who expects to succeed to an estate but whose right may be defeated by the birth of one nearer in blood to the ancestor  
   Compare       heir apparent  
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1    assumed, believed, expected, hypothetical, inferred, supposed, understood  
2    believable, conceivable, credible, likely, plausible, possible, probable, reasonable, verisimilar  

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