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threshold trait


Definition: a trait that falls into natural groups that originate not in categorically distinct causes but in whether the outcome attains critical values; gallstones may result from a categoric cause or from unusual levels of causal factors that themselves show no evidence of grouping.

Synonym(s): liminal trait

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