[ eks-lingkt ]
/ ˈɛksˌlɪŋkt /
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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Medicine definitions for x-linked
Of, relating to, or characterized by genes situated on the X-chromosome.
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Science definitions for x-linked
[ ĕks′lĭngkt′ ]
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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