sex-linked disorder

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: disorder - any disease or abnormality that is determined by the sex hormones; "hemophilia is determined by a gene defect on an X chromosome"
bleeder's disease, haemophilia, hemophilia - congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son
chromosomal aberration, chromosomal anomaly, chromosonal disorder, chrosomal abnormality - any change in the normal structure or number of chromosomes; often results in physical or mental abnormalities
Turner's syndrome - a chromosomal disorder in females who have only one X chromosome; marked by dwarfism and heart abnormalities and underdeveloped sex organs
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Cheered as I was by the super pictures of happy mum Nicola Chenery with her new, specially-chosen-in-Spain, twin daughters and her four sons, I am nevertheless completely in favour of the recommendation of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority decision not to allow parents to choose the sex of their child in this country unless there's a risk of a genetic sex-linked disorder.
This prediction has subsequently been shown to be correct, as evidenced by the accuracy of this approach for determining the fetal sex for sex-linked disorders and for fetal RhD genotyping.
For example, it's quite likely that the elective sex selection category includes PGDs done to detect sex-linked disorders as well as those done for family balancing, Dr.