unit character

unit character
noun
(genetics) a character inherited on an all-or-none basis and dependent on the presence of a single gene
Topics: ↑genetics, ↑genetic science
Hypernyms: ↑character

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noun
1. : a natural character that is inherited on an all or none basis
2. : a natural character dependent on the presence or absence of a single gene : a typical Mendelian or qualitative character

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Genetics.
a characteristic, usually controlled by a single gene, that is transmitted as a unit in heredity.
[1905-10]

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unit character,
a trait caused by one gene, or by a group of inseparable genes.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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