sex-limited inheritance n.
Inheritance in which a trait or phenotype is expressed in one sex only, as in hemophilia A.
noun, Genetics. 1. an association between genes in sex chromosomes such that the characteristics determined by these genes appear more frequently in one sex than in the other.
adjective, Genetics. 1. (of a gene) located in a sex chromosome. 2. (of a character) determined by a gene located in a sex chromosome. sex-linked adj. Carried by a sex chromosome, especially an X-chromosome. Used of genes. Sexually determined. Used especially of inherited traits. sex-linked Relating to a gene carried on, or a trait transmitted […]
- 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.