The writer is not aware that there is at present on record a single adequate proof of the heredity of an acquired character.
Music, like language, is also an acquired character, and it is probably not transmitted.
An acquired character is simply a modification, due to some cause external to the germ-plasm acting on an inborn character.
It was their acquired character that probably led eventually to their disuse.
In contradistinction to this conception is that which assumes inversion to be an acquired character of the sexual impulse.
And further, our much-vaunted two thousand years of culture is a thing of the mind, an acquired character.
They are usually contrasted with "acquired characters," using the expression "acquired character" in the Lamarckian sense.
Personal temperament, acquired character, or external conditions may make the feeling greater or less.
His words are: "If there has been no transmission of acquired character there has been no evolution."
Alcoholic degeneration is not a functionally-produced modification, but it is an acquired character, as is lead poisoning.
acquired character n.
A nonhereditary change of function or structure in a plant or animal made in response to the environment.