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X-linked lethal

Definition(s)

A disorder caused by a dominant mutation in a gene on the X chromosome that is observed almost exclusively in females because it is almost always lethal in males who inherit the gene mutation

Definition from: GeneReviewsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 15, 2014