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Definition: 'Marker Trait'

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marker trait

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. a trait that may be of little importance in itself but which by association, linkage, or other means facilitates the detection, anticipation, or understanding of a disease or (for genetic diseases) the localization of the causative gene on the karyotype.

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