X-linked

X-linked

[eks-lingkt]
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:
1945–50

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

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X-linked   (ěks'lĭngkt')  Pronunciation Key 
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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