sex-limited

Occurring in one sex only. See sex-limited inheritance.

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sex-lim·it·ed 'seks-.lim-ət-əd adj expressed in the phenotype of only one sex <a \sex-limited character>

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adj.
describing characteristics that are expressed differently in the two sexes but are controlled by genes not on the sex chromosomes, e.g. baldness in men.

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sex-lim·it·ed (seks-limґit-əd) affecting individuals of one sex only; see under trait.

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  • sex-limited — sex′ lim ited adj. gen (of a gene character) expressed in one sex only …   From formal English to slang

  • sex-limited — adjective Date: 1923 expressed in the phenotype of only one sex …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sex-limited — /seks lim i tid/, adj. Genetics. (of a gene character) expressed in one sex only. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • sex-limited — adj. describing characteristics that are expressed differently in the two sexes but are controlled by genes not on the sex chromosomes, e.g. baldness in men …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sex-limited — Expression of a trait in only one sex; e.g. milk production in mammals; egg production in chickens …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • sex-limited — adjective relating to characteristics that are expressed differently in the two sexes • Pertains to noun: ↑sex characteristic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sex-limited genes — are genes which are present in both sexes of sexually reproducing species but turned on in only one sex. In other words, sex limited genes cause the two sexes to show different traits or phenotypes. An example of sex limited genes are genes which …   Wikipedia

  • sex-limited inheritance — sex limited inheritance. = sex linked inheritance (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • sex-limited character — sex limited character. См. ограниченный по полу признак. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • sex-limited character — A character occurring in only one sex; see secondary sexual characters, sex linked character …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology


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