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X-linked

[ eks-lingkt ]
/ ˈɛksˌlɪŋkt /
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adjective Genetics.

of or relating to a trait controlled by a gene or genes on the X chromosome.
of or relating to a gene on an X chromosome.

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Origin of X-linked

First recorded in 1945–50
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Medical definitions for X-linked

X-linked

adj.

Of, relating to, or characterized by genes situated on the X-chromosome.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for X-linked

X-linked
[ ĕkslĭngkt′ ]

Relating to an inherited trait controlled by a gene on an X-chromosome. Orange fur color is an X-linked trait in cats.
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