sex-linked

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sex-linked

(sĕks′lĭngkt′)
adj.
1. Carried by a sex chromosome, especially an X chromosome. Used of genes.
2. Sexually determined. Used especially of inherited traits.

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adj.
1. (of a gene) located in a sex chromosome.
2. (of a character) determined by a sex-linked gene.
[1910–15]

sex-linked

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

sex-linked

[ˈseksˈlɪŋkt] ADJ (Bio) → ligado al sexo

sex-linked

1. a. relacionado con el sexo;
2. que se refiere a cromosomas sexuales o es transmitido por éstos.