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X-linked

[eks-lingkt] /ˈɛksˌlɪŋkt/
adjective, Genetics.
1.
of or pertaining to a trait controlled by a gene or genes on the X chromosome.
2.
of or pertaining to a gene on an X chromosome.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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x linked in Medicine

X-linked adj.
Of, relating to, or characterized by genes situated on the X-chromosome.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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x linked in Science
X-linked
  (ěks'lĭngkt')   
Relating to an inherited trait controlled by a gene on an X-chromosome. Orange fur color is an X-linked trait in cats.
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