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sex-linkage

[seks-ling-kij] /ˈsɛksˌlɪŋ kɪdʒ/
noun, Genetics.
1.
an association between genes in sex chromosomes such that the characteristics determined by these genes appear more frequently in one sex than in the other.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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British Dictionary definitions for sex linkage

sex linkage

noun
1.
(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
Derived Forms
sexlinked, adjective
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sex linkage in Medicine

sex linkage n.
The condition in which a gene responsible for a specific trait is located on a sex chromosome, resulting in sex-linked inheritance of the trait.

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sex linkage in Science
sex linkage  
The condition in which a gene responsible for a trait is located on a sex chromosome, resulting in sexually dependent inheritance of the trait.
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