sex-linked disorder


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Noun1.sex-linked 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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The genes related to clotting factor are located in the X chromosome, a sex chromosome--that is why hemophilia is referred to as a sex-linked disorder.
Canada in 2004 outlawed fertility practices that would increase the likelihood that an embryo will be a certain sex, or that would identify an in-vitro embryo by sex for any reason other than to diagnose a sex-linked disorder or disease.
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.