Sentence Examples


  • Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency-A sex-linked hereditary disorder in which the body lacks an enzyme that normally protects red blood cells from toxic chemicals.
  • X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD), a sex-linked disorder characterized by progressive symptoms that begin as behavioral changes, muscle weakness, and speech difficulties.
  • Both factors VIII and IX are produced by a genetic defect of the X chromosome, so hemophilia A and B are both sex-linked diseases passed on from a female to male offspring.
  • A typical human being has 46 chromosomes: 22 pairs of non-sex linked chromosomes and one pair of sex-linked chromosomes that determine that person's sex.
  • Autosomal inheritance-Inheritance involving any of the autosomes (22 pairs) and not involving sex-linked chromosomes X and Y.