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sex chromosome imbalance


Definition: any abnormal pattern of sex chromosomes; XXY in men with seminiferous tubule dysgenesis, XO in women with Turner syndrome; rarer patterns of imbalance are XXX, XXXY, and XYY.

See Also: isochromosome

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