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Inherited trait

noun, plural: inherited traits
A trait or character that is genetically inherited or passed down from generation to generation.
Examples of inherited traits:

  • dimples
  • Hitchhiker’s thumb versus regular thumb
  • tongue rolling
  • longer second toe than big toe (or vice versa)
  • left-thumbed or right-thumbed when interlocking fingers
  • earlobes as either attached or unattached

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