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Sex-linked gene

sex-linked gene n.
A gene located on a sex chromosome, usually the X-chromosome.


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    sex-linked inheritance n. Inheritance that may result from a mutant gene located on either the X- or Y-chromosome.

  • Sex-linked trait

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  • Sex-object

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