sex-linked(redirected from sex linkages)
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Related to sex linkages: sexlinked
1. Carried by a sex chromosome, especially an X chromosome. Used of genes.
2. Sexually determined. Used especially of inherited traits.
1. (of a gene) located in a sex chromosome.
2. (of a character) determined by a sex-linked gene.
Carried on or transmitted by a sex chromosome. Sex-linked inheritance concerns the genes located on the sex chromosomes. Color blindness in humans is a sex-linked trait.
|Adj.||1.||sex-linked - concerning characteristics that are determined by genes carried on the sex chromosomes (on the X chromosome in particular)|