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acquired character

noun, Genetics.
a noninheritable character that results from certain environmental influences.
Origin of acquired character
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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acquired-character in Medicine

acquired character n.
A nonhereditary change of function or structure in a plant or animal made in response to the environment.

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