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Definition of sex chromosome

What is the definition of "sex chromosome"?
  • sex chromosomenoun
  • 1. Either of a pair of chromosomes, usually designated X or Y, in the germ cells of most animals and some plants, that combine to determine the sex and sex-linked characteristics of an individual, with XX resulting in a female and XY in a male in mammals.


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