germinal mosaicism

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ger·mi·nal mo·sa·i·cism

, gonadal mosaicism
a state in which some of the germ cells of the gonad are of a form not present in either parent, because of mutation in an intermediate progenitor of these cells.
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Historically, the term hermaphrodite has been used to describe ambiguous genitalia and gonadal mosaicism in human beings.
While most chromosome defects are not inherited, some anomalies or syndromes with cardiac phenotypes - for instance, those involving microdeletions or gonadal mosaicism - can be inherited and play a small but increasingly appreciated role in CHD.