Definition of Sex-limited

1. Adjective. Relating to characteristics that are expressed differently in the two sexes.

Partainyms: Sex Characteristic

Medical Definition of Sex-limited

1. Occurring in one sex only. See: sex-limited inheritance. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sex-limited

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sews
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sewster
sewsters

Literary usage of Sex-limited

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1. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"If nomadism is really an instinct, we are quite prepared to find it associated with sex—a sex- limited trait. Nomadism might be considered as much a ..."

2. Heredity in Relation to Eugenics by Charles Benedict Davenport (1911)
"HEREDITY OF SEX AND OF "sex-limited" CHARACTERS In most species, as in man, there are two sexes, and they are equally numerous. ..."

3. Heredity in Relation to Eugenics by Charles Benedict Davenport (1911)
"HEREDITY OF SEX AND OF "sex-limited" CHARACTERS In most species, as in man, there are two • sexes, and they are equally numerous. ..."

4. Heredity in Relation to Eugenics by Charles Benedict Davenport (1911)
"HEREDITY OF SEX AND OF "sex-limited" CHARACTERS In most species, as in man, there are two sexes, and they are equally numerous. ..."

5. The Elementary Principles of General Biology by James Francis Abbott (1914)
"sex-limited Inheritance. — Experiments have shown that, in many cases, the correlations of somatic characters are only explicable on the assumption that the ..."

6. Heredity and Eugenics: A Course of Lectures Summarizing Recent Advances in by William Ernest Castle, John Merle Coulter, Charles Benedict Davenport, Edward Murray East, William Lawrence Tower (1912)
"The same is true of sex- limited inheritance in canary birds and in the moth, ... Now the sex- limited characters in Drosophila seem to be bound up with the ..."

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