X-linked

adjective \ ˈeks-ˌliŋkt \

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


Medical Dictionary

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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up X-linked? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

serious difficulty or misfortune

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!