sex linkage(redirected from Y-linked)
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The condition in which a gene responsible for a specific trait is located on a sex chromosome, resulting in sexually dependent inheritance of the trait.
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(Genetics) genetics the condition in which a particular gene is located on a sex chromosome, esp on the X-chromosome, so that the character controlled by the gene is associated with either of the sexes
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|Noun||1.||sex linkage - an association between genes in sex chromosomes that makes some characteristics appear more frequently in one sex than in the other|
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