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SEX-LINKED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sex-linked mean? 

SEX-LINKED (adjective)
  The adjective SEX-LINKED has 1 sense:

1. concerning characteristics that are determined by genes carried on the sex chromosomes (on the X chromosome in particular)

  Familiarity information: SEX-LINKED used as an adjective is very rare.


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SEX-LINKED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Concerning characteristics that are determined by genes carried on the sex chromosomes (on the X chromosome in particular)

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

sex linkage (an association between genes in sex chromosomes that makes some characteristics appear more frequently in one sex than in the other)


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