American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Carried by a sex chromosome, especially an X chromosome. Used of genes.
- adj. Sexually determined. Used especially of inherited traits.
- adj. concerning characteristics that are determined by genes carried on the sex chromosomes (on the X chromosome in particular)
“This observation indicates that given enough time, dimporhism can be sex-linked.”
“This type of inheritance of XLP follows an “X-linked” or “sex-linked” recessive pattern.”
“By then, yet another reason for wanting to know fetal sex had emerged: a growing understanding of the genetic basis of sex-linked diseases such as hemophilia, the bleeding disorder that affects males much more often than females.”
“If you have a sex-linked disorder, we can identify the gender of the embryos to avoid transmission of these diseases.”
“Embryos can also be sorted to avoid X-linked sex-linked disorders such as hemophilia, muscular dystrophy, and many others.”
“Because the genes that cause hemophilia are sex-linked, the vast majority of sufferers are male.”
“Several poskim even allow sex selection if it is done in order to avoid a sex-linked disease such as hemophilia (R. Auerbach).”
“» In cats, the calico and tortoiseshell coats are sex-linked traits.”
“Control of UV-B immunosuppression in the mouse by autosomal and sex-linked factors.”
“If heritable maternal effects influence homosexuality, then the distinction between autosomal versus sex-linked inheri–”
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