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Meaning of SEX CHROMOSOME

Pronunciation:  seks 'krowmu`sowm

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a chromosome that determines the sex of an individual; "mammals normally have two sex chromosomes"
 
 See Also: chromosome, X chromosome, XX, XXX, XXY, XY, XYY, Y chromosome

 

 

Glossary
 
 Definition: 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.
 

 

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