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 Dictionary entry overview: What does XY mean? 

XY (noun)
  The noun XY has 1 sense:

1. (genetics) normal complement of sex hormones in a male

  Familiarity information: XY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

XY (noun)



(genetics) normal complement of sex hormones in a male

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("XY" is a kind of...):

sex chromosome ((genetics) a chromosome that determines the sex of an individual)

Domain category:

genetic science; genetics (the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms)

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