Y chromosome

noun

Definition of Y chromosome

: a sex chromosome that is characteristic of male cells in species in which the male typically has two unlike sex chromosomes — compare x chromosome

First Known Use of Y chromosome

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Y chromosome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Y%20chromosome. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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Y chromosome

noun
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Medical Definition of Y chromosome

: a sex chromosome that is characteristic of male cells in species in which the male typically has two unlike sex chromosomes — compare x chromosome

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