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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 of sex-linkage
1910-1915
1910-15
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  • The F2 ratio in table 21 is evidently the 2:1:1 ratio typical of sex-linkage, but with the bow males running behind expectation.

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