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Definitions of x chromosome
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  • xxx (genetics) abnormal complement of three X chromosomes in a female
  • xx (genetics) normal complement of sex chromosomes in a female
  • x-linked relating to genes or characteristics or conditions carried on the X chromosome
  • sex-linked concerning characteristics that are determined by genes carried on the sex chromosomes (on the X chromosome in particular)
  • y chromosome the sex chromosome that is carried by men
  • somatic chromosome any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome; appear in pairs in body cells but as single chromosomes in spermatozoa
  • x-linked dominant inheritance hereditary pattern in which a dominant gene on the X chromosome causes a characteristic to be manifested in the offspring
  • klinefelter syndrome syndrome in males that is characterized by small testes and long legs and enlarged breasts and reduced sperm production and mental retardation; a genetic defect in which an extra X chromosome (XXY) is present in the male
  • turner's syndrome a chromosomal disorder in females who have only one X chromosome; marked by dwarfism and heart abnormalities and underdeveloped sex organs
  • x-linked gene a gene located on an X chromosome
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