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the establishment of the exact nature of an entity or event.
embryonic determination the loss of pluripotentiality in any embryonic part and its start on the way to an unalterable fate.
sex determination the process by which the sex of an organism is fixed; associated, in man, with the presence or absence of the Y chromosome.
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determination of the sex of a fetus in utero by identification of fetal chromosomes.
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sex de·ter·mi·na·tion(seks dĕ-tĕr'mi-nā'shŭn)
1. Identification of the sex of a fetus in utero by identification of fetal chromosomes or by imaging of physical appearance of external genitalia.
2. The determination of the gender of a preimplanted embryo during in vitro fertilization.
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sex determinationthe control of maleness and femaleness by genes located on SEX CHROMOSOMES. The actual mechanism differs in various organisms but very often is through a HETEROGAMETIC SEX and a
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