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sex-linked character

sex-linked character in Medicine

sex-linked character n.
An inherited character determined by a sex-linked gene.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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  • A male transmits his sex-linked character to his daughters, who show it if dominant and conceal it if recessive.

  • The character white eye was therefore transmitted only to half the grandsons; it was a sex-linked character.

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