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sex-linked

[ seks-lingkt ]
/ ˈsɛksˌlɪŋkt /
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adjective Genetics.
(of a gene) located in a sex chromosome.
(of a character) determined by a gene located in a sex chromosome.
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Origin of sex-linked

First recorded in 1910–15

OTHER WORDS FROM sex-linked

non·sex·linked, adjective
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Medical definitions for sex-linked

sex-linked

adj.
Carried by a sex chromosome, especially an X-chromosome. Used of genes.
Sexually determined. Used especially of inherited traits.
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Scientific definitions for sex-linked

sex-linked

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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