acquired character
A trait or somatic modification that originates during the life of an organism as the result of an environmental or functional cause.

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  • acquired character — n. Biol. a modification of structure or function caused by environmental factors: now generally regarded as not inheritable: also acquired characteristic …   English World dictionary

  • acquired character — Genetics. a noninheritable character that results from certain environmental influences. [1875 80] * * * acquired behaviour or acquired character noun Behaviour or character originating in the adaptation of an organism to its environment, not… …   Useful english dictionary

  • acquired character — įgytasis požymis statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Nepaveldimas požymis, įgytas ontogenezės metu. atitikmenys: angl. acquired character rus. приобретённый признак …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • acquired character — acquired′ char′acter n. gen a noninheritable trait that results from certain environmental influences • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • acquired character — Genetics. a noninheritable character that results from certain environmental influences. [1875 80] * * * ▪ biology       in biology, modification in structure or function acquired by an organism during its life, caused by environmental factors.… …   Universalium

  • acquired character — (also acquired characteristic) noun Biology a change in an organ or tissue due to use, disuse, or environmental effects, and not inherited …   English new terms dictionary

  • acquired character — a noninheritable modification produced in an animal as a result of its own activities or of environmental influences …   Medical dictionary

  • acquired behaviour — or acquired character noun Behaviour or character originating in the adaptation of an organism to its environment, not inherited • • • Main Entry: ↑acquire …   Useful english dictionary

  • character — characterless, adj. /kar ik teuhr/, n. 1. the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing. 2. one such feature or trait; characteristic. 3. moral or ethical quality: a man of fine, honorable character …   Universalium

  • Character — • A consideration of the term as it is used in psychology and ethics Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Character     Character     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

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