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trait British & World English

A distinguishing quality or characteristic, typically one belonging to a person

trait English Thesaurus

she had an unfortunate trait of bending the truth to suit her

trait New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

distinguishing characteristic

sickle-cell trait British & World English

A relatively mild condition caused by the presence of a single gene for sickle-cell anaemia, producing a smaller amount of abnormal haemoglobin and conferring some resistance to malaria