(of a gene) located in a sex chromosome.
(of a character) determined by a gene located in a sex chromosome.
Carried by a sex chromosome, especially an X-chromosome. Used of genes.
Sexually determined. Used especially of inherited traits.
Relating to a gene carried on, or a trait transmitted by, a sex chromosome. Color blindness and hemophilia in humans are sex-linked traits.
- Sex-linked character
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.