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X chromosome

noun

Simple Definition of X chromosome

  • : a type of chromosome that is found in pairs in the cells of female mammals and is found with the Y chromosome in the cells of male mammals

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of X chromosome

  1. :  a sex chromosome that usually occurs paired in each female cell and single in each male cell in species in which the male typically has two unlike sex chromosomes — compare y chromosome

1911

First Known Use of x chromosome

1911


Medical Dictionary

X chromosome

noun

Medical Definition of X chromosome

  1. :  a sex chromosome that usually occurs paired in each female cell and single in each male cell in species in which the male typically has two unlike sex chromosomes—compare y chromosome




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