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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition in which a gene responsible for a specific trait is located on a sex chromosome, resulting in sexually dependent inheritance of the trait.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an association between genes in sex chromosomes that makes some characteristics appear more frequently in one sex than in the other


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