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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

link·age

(lingk'ăj)
1. A chemical covalent bond.
2. Form of connection between and among things.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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