- Any process that establishes and transmits the specification of sexual status of an individual organism. Reference(s): ISBN:0198506732
Definition from: Gene Ontology via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- The mechanism in a given species by which sex is determined; in many species sex is determined at fertilization by the nature of the sperm that fertilizes the egg.
Definition from: Office of Rare Diseases
at the National Institutes of Health
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.