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linkage

 [lingk´ij]
1. the connection between different atoms in a chemical compound, or the symbol representing it in structural formulas; see also bond.
2. in genetics, the association of genes having loci on the same chromosome, which results in the tendency of a group of such nonallelic genes to be associated in inheritance.

link·age

(lingk'ăj),
1. A chemical covalent bond.
2. The relationship between syntenic loci sufficiently close that the respective alleles are not inherited independently by the offspring; a characteristic of loci, not genes.

linkage

(lĭng′kĭj)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of linking.
b. The condition of being linked.
2. A connection or relation; an association.
3. A negotiating policy of making agreement on one issue dependent on progress toward another objective.
4. A system of interconnected machine elements, such as rods, springs, and pivots, used to transmit power or motion.
5. Electricity A measure of the induced voltage in a circuit caused by a magnetic flux and equal to the flux times the number of turns in the coil that surrounds it.
6. Genetics An association between two or more genes such that the traits they control tend to be inherited together.

link·age

(lingk'ăj)
1. A chemical covalent bond.
2. The relationship between syntenic loci sufficiently close that the respective alleles are not inherited independently by the offspring; a characteristic of loci, not genes.

linkage

1. The location of genes on the same CHROMOSOME so that the characteristics they determine tend to remain associated.
2. The tendency of genes to remain together during recombination. This is proportional to their proximity to each other. Sex linkage simply implies that the particular gene is located on an X or a Y chromosome.
3. The force that holds atoms together in a molecule.

link·age

(lingk'ăj)
1. A chemical covalent bond.
2. Form of connection between and among things.