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An inherited character determined by a dominant gene.dominant character
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dominant trait

In genetics, a trait that will appear in the offspring if one of the parents contributes it. (Compare recessive trait.)

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In humans, dark hair is a dominant trait; if one parent contributes a gene for dark hair and the other contributes a gene for light hair, the child will have dark hair.
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