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Definition of "xxy" []

  • (genetics) abnormal complement of sex hormones in a male resulting in Klinefelter's syndrome (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "xxy" in a sentence
  • "Most people are 46,xy (male) or 46,xx (female) : but some are 47,xxy (Klinefelter male), some 45,xo (Turner Female), and then there's mosaics and chimerae."
  • "Mere 47,xxy wouldn't explain the stuff going on in my endochrine system, especially with the bizarre Cholesterol levels."
  • "Perhaps this explains why Kleinfelter males, those with 47,xxy chromosomes rather than the usual 46,xy, between 1 in 500 and 1 in 1000 of the general population are over-represented in the IT industry."
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