unit character

noun

Definition of unit character

:a natural character inherited on an all-or-none basis; especially :one dependent on the presence or absence of a single gene

First Known Use of unit character

1902


Medical Dictionary

unit character

noun

medical Definition of unit character

:a natural character inherited on an all-or-none basis; especially :one dependent on the presence or absence of a single gene

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