X chromosome

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X chromosome

or X-chro·mo·some (ĕks′krō′mə-sōm′)
n.
The sex chromosome associated with female characteristics in mammals, occurring paired in the female and single in the male.
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X chromosome


n.
a sex chromosome of humans and most mammals that determines femaleness when paired with another X chromosome and that occurs singly in males. Compare Y chromosome.
[1910–15]
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Noun1.X chromosome - the sex chromosome that is present in both sexes: singly in males and doubly in females; "human females normally have two X chromosomes"
sex chromosome - (genetics) a chromosome that determines the sex of an individual; "mammals normally have two sex chromosomes"
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x chromosome

n. cromosoma x, cromosoma sexual diferencial que determina las características del sexo femenino.
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