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[seks-lingkt] /ˈsɛksˌlɪŋkt/
adjective, Genetics.
(of a gene) located in a sex chromosome.
(of a character) determined by a gene located in a sex chromosome.
Origin of sex-linked
First recorded in 1910-15
Related forms
nonsexlinked, adjective Unabridged
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sex-linked in Medicine

sex-linked adj.

  1. Carried by a sex chromosome, especially an X-chromosome. Used of genes.

  2. Sexually determined. Used especially of inherited traits.

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sex-linked in Science
Relating to a gene carried on, or a trait transmitted by, a sex chromosome. Color blindness and hemophilia in humans are sex-linked traits.
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