X-linked recessive

Pronunciation:(…. linkt reh-SEH-siv)

Definition: X-linked recessive inheritance refers to genetic conditions associated with mutations in genes on the X chromosome. A male carrying such a mutation will be affected, because he carries only one X chromosome. A female carrying a mutation in one gene, with a normal gene on the other X chromosome, is generally unaffected.GeneticsHealth professional

2003-10-03