Sex Chromosome

Science / Genetics / Sex Chromosome: The x or y chromosome in human beings that determines the sex of an individual. Females have two x chromosomes in diploid cells: males have an x and a y chromosome. The sex chromosomes comprise the 23rd chromosome pair in a karyotype.

Other Words for Sex

Sex Noun Synonyms: gender

Sex Linkage

Science / Biology / Sex Linkage: The condition in which the inheritance of a sex chromosome is coupled with that of a given gene; e.g., red-green color blindness and hemophilia in humans. Traits located on the X-chromosome. MORE


Science / Biology / X-Chromosome: One of the sex chromosomes. MORE

X Chromosome

Science / Genetics / X Chromosome: One of the two sex chromosomes, x and y. MORE

Sex Chromosomes

Science / Biology / Sex Chromosomes: The chromosomes that determine the sex of an organism. In humans, females have two X chromosomes, and males have one X chromosome and one Y chromosome. Chromosome that determines the gender (sex) of t MORE

Y Chromosome

Science / Genetics / Y Chromosome: One of the two sex chromosomes, x and y. MORE


Entertainment / Music / Sextet: A set of six musicians who perform a composition written for six parts. MORE