sex-linked

adjective
\ ˈseks-ˌliŋ(k)t How to pronounce sex-linked (audio) \

Definition of sex-linked

1 : located on a sex chromosome a sex-linked gene
2 : mediated by a sex-linked gene a sex-linked character

First Known Use of sex-linked

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sex-linked was in 1912

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“Sex-linked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sex-linked. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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sex-linked

adjective

Medical Definition of sex-linked

1 : located in a sex chromosome a sex-linked gene
2 : mediated by a sex-linked gene a sex-linked character

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