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Etymology: L, in, within, hereditare, to inherit; Fr, trait, a draft
a distinguishing quality or characteristic that is transmitted genetically from one generation to the next.
in·her·i·ted trait(in-her'i-tĕd trāt)
Any characteristic that is passed from one generation to the next.
A trait due to genes transmitted through germ cells.
See also: trait
received by inheritance.
inherited achondroplastic dwarfism
see achondroplastic dwarfism.
inherited combined immunodeficiency
inherited congenital defects
inherited defects visible at birth.
conditions caused by genes which condition the structure or function of an organ or tissue.
see inherited defects.
inherited metabolic defects
errors of metabolism conditioned by genes.
a distinguishing characteristic or quality received by inheritance.