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quantitative character

noun, Genetics.
1.
a character or trait that is transmitted by quantitative inheritance.
Also called quantitative trait.
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  • But the biologist also knows that sex is a quantitative character.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
  • But to complete our account of it, we must briefly consider its quantitative character.

    Logic Carveth Read
  • First, the quantitative character of the ancient rhythms as opposed to the accentual character of English verse.

  • The charge is the quantitative character of certain events due to the ingression of the electron into nature.

    The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead
  • The defect in gustatory acuteness seemed to him generally to be rather of a qualitative than quantitative character.

    The Criminal Havelock Ellis
  • The essential feature of the science of to-day is its quantitative character.

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