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[seks-lim-i-tid] /ˈsɛksˌlɪm ɪ tɪd/
adjective, Genetics.
(of a gene character) expressed in one sex only.
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First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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(genetics) of or designating a character or the gene producing it that appears in one sex only
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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sex-limited in Medicine

sex-limited adj.

  1. Occurring or appearing only in one sex. Used of a genetic character or phenotype.

  2. Having a sex-limited character or phenotype.

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