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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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Materials--Creation of Trait List, Definitions, and Illustrations
Pilot tests conducted on the Chichester Collection at University College London (UCL) were carried out in order to determine the applicability of postcranial nonmetric traits and to better understand the variable states of various trait.
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A 43-item Likert5-point trait scale was developed on the basis of the literature review and following the example of the items included in the Big Five Questionnaire - Children version (BFQ-C) by Barbaranelli, Caprara, Rabasca, and Pastorelli (2003).
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Where: Y = observation's vector of the trait; b = vector of fixed effects (year, hatch within year, and sex effects); a, m, and pe are the vectors of direct additive genetic effect, maternal genetic effect and permanent environmental hen effects, respectively; e = vector of random residual effect; X, [Z.sub.1], [Z.sub.2], and [Z.sub.3] are incidence matrices relating records to the fixed, direct additive genetic effect, maternal genetic effect and permanent environmental hen effects, respectively.
However, limited work has been done on personality traits like trait anxiety, achievement, dominance, and aggression especially with reference to adults with epilepsy in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Data comprised of following body measurements and milk production traits:Head length, Head girth (above and below eyes), Ear to ear distance, Mouth width, Ear length and Ear blade width, Neck length and neck girth, Body weight, Body length, Heart girth and Body depth at heart, Belly girth and Body depth at belly, Ribs sprung and belly sprung, Rump length, rump width at back and front, Rump height and withers height, Tail length, tail diameter and circumference at base, mid and end, Forelimb (sole to elbow), Fore arm, shank and thigh circumferences, Hind limb (sole to stifle), Teat length, teat diameter and teat circumference, Teat placement(distance between tips of two teats), Lactation milk yield and lactation length.