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trait

 [trāt]
1. any genetically determined condition; also, the condition prevailing in the heterozygous state of a recessive disorder, as the sickle cell trait.
2. a distinctive behavior pattern.
sickle cell trait the condition, usually asymptomatic, of being heterozygous for hemoglobin S; see also sickle cell.

trait

(trāt),
1. A qualitative characteristic.
2. A discrete attribute as contrasted with metric character. A trait is amenable to segregation rather than quantitative analysis; it is an attribute of phenotype, not of genotype.
[Fr. from L. tractus, a drawing out, extension]

trait

(trāt)
n.
1. A distinguishing feature, as of a person's character.
2. A morphological, physiological, or behavioral feature of an organism.

trait

Genetics An attribute or characteristic of an individual in a species for which heritable differences can be defined. See Bipolar trait, Complex trait, Heritability, High-sensation seeking trait, Input trait, Output trait, Sickle cell trait, Species.

trait

(trāt)
A qualitative characteristic; a discrete attribute as contrasted with metrical character. A trait is amenable to segregation rather than quantitative analysis; it is an attribute of phenotype, not of genotype.
[Fr. from L. tractus, a drawing out, extension]

trait

1. Any inheritable characteristic.
2. A mild form of a recessive genetic disorder.

Trait

A distinguishing feature of an individual.
Mentioned in: Birth Defects

trait

(trāt)
1. A qualitative characteristic.
2. Discrete attribute as contrasted with metric character.
[Fr. from L. tractus, a drawing out, extension]
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