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adjective, Genetics.
(of a gene) located in a sex chromosome.
(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.

Relating to a gene carried on, or a trait transmitted by, a sex chromosome. Color blindness and hemophilia in humans are sex-linked traits.


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  • 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.

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