autosomal

adjective au·to·so·mal \ ˌȯ-tə-ˈsō-məl \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of autosomal

: of, belonging to, located on, or transmitted by an autosome
  • autosomal genes/inheritance
  • autosomal dominant/recessive disorders
  • … a genetic disorder that is passed down in autosomal recessive fashion—in other words, you have to inherit an abnormal gene from each parent for the trait to appear.
  • —Terrence Monmaney

autosomally

play \ˌȯ-tə-ˈsō-mə-lē\ adverb
    • an autosomally recessive condition

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1911

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