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sex determination

sex determination in Medicine

sex determination n.
The determination of the sex of a fetus by identifying sex chromatin in amniotic fluid obtained by amniocentesis.

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  • In his latest paper Wilson ('06) makes a variety of suggestions as to sex determination.

    Studies in Spermatogenesis Nettie Maria Stevens
  • As Sagitta is hermaphrodite, there would appear to be no question of sex determination by any special chromatic element.

  • From the standpoint of sex determination, we have in Tenebrio molitor the most interesting of the forms considered in this paper.

  • McClung was the first to recognize the importance of this fact for the problem of sex determination.

  • The cytological basis of sex determination becomes only a special case of the cytological basis of Mendelian heredity.

  • How can we reconcile the facts of hermaphroditism with the chromosome theory of sex determination?

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