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A chromosome that is not a sex chromosome.

au′to·so′mal (-sō′məl) adj.
au′to·so′mal·ly adv.
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(Biology) in the manner of an autosome
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It has been suggested that Dupuytren's disease is due to an autosomally dominant gene among the Caucasian races (Ling, 1963), [4] although external factors such as alcoholism, trauma, manual labour and inactivity from paralysis have long been suspected as factors leading to contracture in a predisposed person.
If the patient is genetic test positive they should be subjected to appropriate genetic counselling as the disease is autosomally dominant.
Waardenburg syndrome is an autosomally inherited disorder with distinct morphological presentation.3 There is no gender or racial predilection.
Adenosine deaminase deficiency: frequency and comparative pathology in autosomally recessive severe combined immunodeficiency.
However, sex expression appears to be somewhat determined autosomally, with an X/autosome dosage type chromosome system (Ainsworth, 2000).
Moreover, the total absence of IIL-2 homozygotic males ([X.sub.IIL-2i][Y.sub.IIL.2i] and IIL-3 homozygotes of either sex ([X.sub.IIL-3i][X.sub.IIL-3i], [X.sub.IIL-3i] [Y.sub.IIL-3i]) indicated that these inversions were not acting autosomally (Shields and Kratochvil, 2011).
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