ac|quired characteristic

ac|quired characteristic
ac|quired character or ac|quired characteristic «uh KWYRD»,
a change of structure or of function in a plant or animal as a result of use or disuse or in response to the environment. An acquired character cannot be inherited.

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  • ac|quired character — or ac|quired characteristic «uh KWYRD», a change of structure or of function in a plant or animal as a result of use or disuse or in response to the environment. An acquired character cannot be inherited …   Useful english dictionary

  • acquired — ac·quired (ə kwīrdʹ) adj. 1. Of or relating to a disease, condition, or characteristic that is not congenital but develops after birth. 2. Resulting from exposure to something, such as an antigen or antibiotic. * * * …   Universalium

  • acquire — ac·quire ə kwī(ə)r vt, ac·quired; ac·quir·ing to come to have as a new or additional characteristic, trait, or ability (as by sustained effort, by mutation, or through environmental forces) <a cognitive system...that is acquired in early… …   Medical dictionary

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