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Traits

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Definition

‘’noun , singular: trait‘’

(genetics) Characteristics or attributes of an organism that are expressed by genes and/or influenced by the environment.


Supplement

Traits include physical attributes of an organism such as hair color, leaf shape, size, etc., and behavioral characteristics, such as bird nesting.


Word origin: L tractus.
See also: phenotype, inheritance, gene