X-linked

adjective
\ ˈeks-ˌliŋkt How to pronounce X-linked (audio) \

Definition of X-linked

: located on an X chromosome an X-linked gene also : transmitted by an X-linked gene an X-linked disease

First Known Use of X-linked

1989, in the meaning defined above

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X-linked

adjective

Medical Definition of X-linked

: located on an X chromosome an X-linked gene also : transmitted by an X-linked gene an X-linked disease

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