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  • acquired — adj. 1. 1 (Biol.) gotten through environmental forces. Contrasted with {inherited}. acquired characteristics cannot be passed on noninheritable (vs. inheritable), nonheritable Syn: nurtural [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acquired — (adj.) c.1600, gained by effort, pp. adjective from ACQUIRE (Cf. acquire). Of diseases, occurring after birth, thus not dependent on heredity, 1842 (opposed to congenital). Acquired taste is attested from 1734 …   Etymology dictionary

  • acquired — acquired; un·acquired; …   English syllables

  • Acquired — Anything that is not present at birth but develops some time later. In medicine, the word acquired implies new or added. An acquired condition is new in the sense that it is not genetic (inherited) and added in the sense that was not present at… …   Medical dictionary

  • acquired — Having purchased or otherwise obtained title, ownership, or possession, including, in the absence of a statutory restriction upon the meaning, a taking by descent, 3 Arn J2d Aliens § 31. Having obtained possession under a lease. State ex rel.… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Acquired — Acquire Ac*quire , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Acquired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Acquiring}.] [L. acquirere, acquisitum; ad + quarere to seek for. In OE. was a verb aqueren, fr. the same, through OF. aquerre. See {Quest}..] To gain, usually by one s own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acquired — adj. Acquired is used with these nouns: ↑characteristic, ↑immunity, ↑taste …   Collocations dictionary

  • acquired — Developed in response to the environment, not inherited, such as a character trait (acquired characteristic) resulting from environmental effect(s). cf acclimatization …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • acquired — adjective gotten through environmental forces (Freq. 1) acquired characteristics (such as a suntan or a broken nose) cannot be passed on • Similar to: ↑noninheritable, ↑nonheritable …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome — Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, auch Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (englisch für „erworbenes Immundefektsyndrom“), zumeist abgekürzt als AIDS oder Aids benannt, bezeichnet eine spezifische Kombination von Symptomen, die beim Menschen in …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Acquired vision — is the phenomenon of a blind person gaining the ability to see, usually as a result of medical treatment.MedicalThe first known case of acquired vision is in 1728, of a blind 13 year old boy by William Cheselden.In 1960, Maurice von Senden… …   Wikipedia

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