marker trait

n.

A trait that may be of little importance in itself but which facilitates the detection or understanding of a particular disease.

Nearby words

  1. mitnagged,
  2. mito,
  3. mitochondria,
  4. mitochondrial dna,
  5. mitochondrial eve,
  6. mitogen,
  7. mitogenesis,
  8. mitogenetic,
  9. mitogenic,
  10. mitomycin


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