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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.
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Origin of sex-linkage

First recorded in 1910–15
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for sex-linkage

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila

    Thomas Hunt Morgan