acquired characteristic


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acquired characteristic

n
(Biology) a characteristic of an organism that results from increased use or disuse of an organ or the effects of the environment and cannot be inherited. See also Lamarckism
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So it is with Bryant, who seemingly has all of Jordan's characteristics plus an acquired characteristic that he picked up to survive in the environment unique to the Lakers.
Yet Darwin's ignorance of heredity led him to continue explaining evolution in terms of acquired characteristic evolutionary changes.
The vices were believed, like Lamarckian acquired characteristic, to leave a stigmata which doctors could trace.
That process allows acquired characteristics to become inherited.
It is far from obvious that we may discriminate between members of the species Homo sapiens on the basis of age/ development and acquired characteristics, permitting the killing of some but not others.
Les acquired characteristics must have characteristics of use hand whiteness, smoothness, opacity, rigidity and permanence, consistent with the stated purpose above dessus.
Loren Graham, an MIT historian who has studied Russian science for decades, says General Biology is indicative of a recent resurgence of support for ideas once expounded by Trofim Lysenko, a Soviet biologist who rejected conventional genetics and tried to use acquired characteristics to improve agriculture.
In that sense, ISIL acquired characteristics of a brutal state determined to savagely destroy the "near enemy," rather than targeting the West with random terrorist attacks.

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