sex-linked character n.
An inherited character determined by a sex-linked gene.
- Sex-linked gene
sex-linked gene n. A gene located on a sex chromosome, usually the X-chromosome.
- Sex-linked inheritance
sex-linked inheritance n. Inheritance that may result from a mutant gene located on either the X- or Y-chromosome.
- Sex-linked trait
sex-linked trait definition A trait associated with a gene that is carried only by the male or female parent. Note: In humans, the gene for colorblindness is carried by the X-chromosome.
noun 1. a person viewed as being of little interest or merit beyond the potential for providing sexual gratification. noun 1. a person viewed or treated as a means of obtaining sexual gratification