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sex ratio

 

Definition:

  1. the ratio of male to female progeny at some specified stage of the life cycle, notably at conception (primary), at birth (secondary), or at any stage between birth and death (tertiary);
  2. the ratio of the numbers of males to females affected by a particular disease or trait.

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