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Definition of "sex-linked" [sex-linked]

  • Carried by a sex chromosome, especially an X chromosome. Used of genes. (adjective)
  • Sexually determined. Used especially of inherited traits. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sex-linked" in a sentence
  • "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."