sex-linked trait

A trait associated with a gene that is carried only by the male or female parent.


Nearby words

  1. sex-linkage,
  2. sex-linked,
  3. sex-linked character,
  4. sex-linked gene,
  5. sex-linked inheritance,
  6. sex-starved,
  7. sex-text,
  8. sex-typed,
  9. sexagenarian,
  10. sexagenary

Note

In humans, the gene for colorblindness is carried by the X-chromosome.

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