sex-linked

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sex-linked

 [seks-linkt´]
determined by a gene located on a sex chromosome; only X linkage has clinical significance.

sex link·age

inheritance of a trait or a sex chromosome or gonosome. A man receives all his sex-linked genes from his mother and transmits them all to his daughters but not to his sons; a recessive sex-linked character is much more likely to be expressed in the male.
See also: sex chromosomes.

sex-linked

(seks´linkt) transmitted by a gene located on the X chromosome.

sex-linked

(sĕks′lĭngkt′)
adj.
1. Carried by a sex chromosome, especially an X chromosome. Used of genes.
2. Sexually determined. Used especially of inherited traits.

sex-linked

pertaining to genes carried on the sex chromosomes, particularly the X chromosome, or to the traits they control. See also sex-linked disorder, X-linked inheritance, Y-linked. sex linkage, n.

sex link·age

, sex-linked (seks lingk'ăj, seks-lingkt)
Inheritance of a trait or a sex chromosome or gonosome. A man receives all his x-linked genes from his mother and transmits them all to his daughters but not to his sons; a recessive sex-linked character is much more likely to be expressed in the male.
See also: sex chromosomes

sex-linked

See SEX-LINKAGE.

Sex-linked

Refers to genes or traits carried on one of the sex chromosomes, usually the X.

sex link·age

, sex-linked (seks lingk'ăj, seks-lingkt)
Inheritance of trait, a sex chromosome, or gonosome. A man receives all his sex-linked genes from his mother and transmits them all to his daughters but not to his sons; recessive sex-linked character is much more likely to be expressed in the male.

sex-linked

determined by a gene located on a sex chromosome. Although a trait may be X-linked or Y-linked, virtually all clinically significant sex-linked traits are transmitted by genes located on the X chromosome; therefore, the terms sex-linked and X-linked are used synonymously. See also sex-linked gene.