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Pronunciation: seks'in-flu-enst

Definition: Denoting a class of genetic disorders in which the same genotype has differing manifestations in the two sexes; the variation may be rational (breast cancer occurs less frequently in males) or have only empiric support (pattern baldness behaves as a dominant trait in the male and as a recessive trait in the female).

See Also: sex-influenced inheritance

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