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inherited trait

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.

inherited trait

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.
inherited defects
conditions caused by genes which condition the structure or function of an organ or tissue.
inherited diseases
see inherited defects.
inherited metabolic defects
errors of metabolism conditioned by genes.
inherited trait
a distinguishing characteristic or quality received by inheritance.
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Traits expressed beyond the seed stage exhibit both Mendelian and maternal inheritance, with maternally inherited traits best described by model 2, the simpler maternal inheritance model.
The pronouncement is crucial to the explanatory power of the theory because it endows the gene with undiluted control over the identity of the protein and the inherited trait that the protein creates.
An inherited trait as a prerequisite for perfect pitch could then explain why some people with music training starting in very early childhood never develop it.
The inclination towards promiscuity can be an inherited trait, according to a new research.
They soon found that the ability to taste PTC is an inherited trait.
However, Wilson responds, a group consists simply of a set of individuals influenced by the expression of an inherited trait, even if the group assembles intermittently and some of its members leave or enter at various times.
London, Sept 30 (ANI): An international team of scientists have found that a seemingly simple inherited trait - height - springs from hundreds of genetic causes.
Breeders, knowing that steers' propensity for marbling is an inherited trait, could benefit from ultrasound data on feedlot steers from different bulls.
According to Stanley E Nelson, a postdoctoral fellow in Browns laboratory, researchers using conventional linkage analysis may have to check scores of markers, one by one, to track down an inherited trait.
Years of direct observation have led two scientists to suggest this altruism is an inherited trait that gives the "helper" bird's family a survival edge in the harsh African savannah.
Although a person's MHC is an inherited trait, NIAID's Thomas J.