adjective Genetics.

(of a gene character) expressed in one sex only.

Origin of sex-limited

First recorded in 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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genetics of or designating a character or the gene producing it that appears in one sex only
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Medicine definitions for sex-limited



Occurring or appearing only in one sex. Used of a genetic character or phenotype.
Having a sex-limited character or phenotype.
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