(of a gene character) expressed in one sex only.
(genetics) of or designating a character or the gene producing it that appears in one sex only
Occurring or appearing only in one sex. Used of a genetic character or phenotype.
Having a sex-limited character or phenotype.
- Sex-limited inheritance
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.