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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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Such altered oligonucleotides should facilitate identification of genetic changes that determine an individual's inherited traits and diseases, Corey indicates.
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