x-linked recessive inheritance
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Related to x-linked recessive inheritance: mitochondrial inheritance, Autosomal recessive inheritance, Autosomal dominant inheritance
x-link·ed re·ces·sive in·her·i·tance(lingkt rē-ses'iv in-her'i-tăns)
A type of genetic disorder in which the disorder will occur in a male with one copy of the gene and in a female with both allelles showing the same mutation.
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X-linked recessive inheritance
The inheritance of a trait by the presence of a single gene on the X chromosome in a male, passed from a female who has the gene on one of her X chromosomes, and who is referred to as an unaffected carrier.
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