acquired characteristics(redirected from Inheritance of acquired characters)
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acquired characteristicsFeatures of an organism, such as the human being, arising from environmental influences or bodily functioning, rather than from heredity.
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ac·quired char·ac·ter(ă-kwīrd' kar'ăk-tĕr)
Character developed due to environmental influences.
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