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sex-linked trait

sex-linked trait in Culture

sex-linked trait definition


A trait associated with a gene that is carried only by the male or female parent.

Note: In humans, the gene for colorblindness is carried by the X-chromosome.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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