sex-linkage

[seks-ling-kij]
noun Genetics.
  1. an association between genes in sex chromosomes such that the characteristics determined by these genes appear more frequently in one sex than in the other.

Origin of sex-linkage

First recorded in 1910–15
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Historical Examples of sex-linkage

  • The F2 ratio in table 21 is evidently the 2:1:1 ratio typical of sex-linkage, but with the bow males running behind expectation.