X chromosome

noun

Definition of X chromosome

: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

First Known Use of x chromosome

1911


X CHROMOSOME Defined for English Language Learners

X chromosome

noun

Definition of X chromosome for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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X chromosome

noun

medical Definition of X chromosome

: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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