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X-linked dominant

Definition(s)

Describes a dominant trait or disorder caused by a mutation in a gene on the X chromosome. The phenotype is expressed in heterozygous females as well as in hemizygous males (having only one X chromosome); affected males tend to have a more severe phenotype than affected females.

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Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014