- A cytogenetic
technique that uses specialized banding procedures (replication banding)
to identify the late-replicating (inactive) X chromosome in cells. Because
it is less complicated, less expensive, and less subjective, molecular testing
is now used more commonly than replication analysis for X-chromosome inactivation
Definition from: GeneReviews
from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.