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Meaning of X chromosome in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF X CHROMOSOME

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X chromosome is a noun.
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WHAT DOES X CHROMOSOME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

X chromosome

X chromosome

The X chromosome is one of the two sex-determining chromosomes in many animal species, including mammals, and is found in both males and females. It is a part of the XY sex-determination system and X0 sex-determination system. The X chromosome was named for its unique properties by early researchers, which resulted in the naming of its counterpart Y chromosome, for the next letter in the alphabet, after it was discovered later.

definitionDefinition of X chromosome in the English dictionary

The definition of X chromosome in the dictionary is the sex chromosome that occurs in pairs in the diploid cells of the females of many animals, including humans, and as one of a pair with the Y-chromosome in those of males.

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE X CHROMOSOME

X chromosome
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Synonyms and antonyms of X chromosome in the English dictionary of synonyms

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WORDS RELATING TO «X CHROMOSOME»

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X染色体
1,325 millions of speakers
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es

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cromosoma X
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en

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X chromosome
510 millions of speakers
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एक्स गुणसूत्र
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كروموسوم X
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Х-хромосома
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cromossomo X
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chromosome X.
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X-Chromosom
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X染色体
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X 염색체
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nhiễm sắc thể X
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cromosoma X
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chromosomu X
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Х - хромосома
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cromozom X
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Χ χρωμόσωμα
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X chromosome
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X-kromosom
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X kromosom
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The translation of X chromosome in German is X-Chromosom play
See the definition of X-Chromosom and synonyms of X-Chromosom in the German dictionary.

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «X CHROMOSOME»

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Catalogue of Unbalanced Chromosome Aberrations in Man
Gonadal dysfunction is believed to occur if the breakpoint in the X chromosome is situated within the segment (X) (ql3^q26) (Sarto et al. 1973; Phelan et al. 1977; Summitt et al. 1977; Leddet-Chevallier et al. 1981; Carpenter 1983).
autorAlbert Schinzel, 2001
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Human Heredity: Principles and Issues
Males, in contrast, are XY and carry only one copy of the X chromosome. Most genes on the X chromosome are not found on the Y XY chromosome. This means that males carrying an X chromosome gene for / \ a recessive disorder such as ...
autorMichael Cummings, 2013
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Yen and Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology: Physiology, ...
form duplexes in vivo that are processed to small RNAs, most likely on the active X chromosome in a Dicer-dependent manner, implicating RNA interference ( RNAi) in X chromosome inactivation.177 X-inactivation occurs early in development ...
autorJerome Frank Strauss, Robert L. Barbieri, 2009
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Regulation of DNA Methylation and X Chromosome Inactivation ...
Yin Shen. modifications and DNA methylation that complete and stabilize the inactive state of the Xist-coated X chromosome (56, 64). In contrast, on the active X chromosome, the Xist gene becomes completely silent and its promoter is heavily ...
autorYin Shen, 2008
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Cytogenetics of the Mammalian X Chromosome
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autorAvery A. Sandberg, 1983
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Competition Science Vision
A daughter can inherit a sex-linked recessive disorder or trait if her father is affected and her mother is a carrier she inherits one effected X-chromosome from each parent. Females usually do not exhibit sex-linked traits because they inherit two ...
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Reproductive Isolation and X Chromosome Meiotic Drive in ...
Linkage Maps Previous studies have provided evidence for a large X chromosome inversion or inversion complex that is associated with sex chromosome meiotic drive in C. dalmanni (Johns et al. 2005, Chapter 3 of this dissertation).
autorSarah J. Christianson, 2007
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Human Molecular Biology: An Introduction to the Molecular ...
In humans dosage compensation is achieved via a process of chromosomal condensation termed X chromosome inactivation (lyonization; Figure 16. 19) which can thus be considered a form of whole-chromosomal imprinting for balancing ...
autorR. J. Epstein, 2003
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The Real Science Behind the X-Files: Microbes, Meteorites, ...
On the contrary, having only a single X chromosome is not always in the best interest of men. By having only a single version of every gene on the X chromosome, men are more likely than women to have genetic diseases that involve faulty X ...
autorAnne Simon, 2001
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Life of Marsupials
The X chromosome is usually of normal size and contains many genes that are not directly concerned with sexual differentiation, whereas the Y chromosome is usually very small and contains few other genes than those concerned with sex ...
autorC. Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe, 2005
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «X CHROMOSOME»

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Biomarker Helps Identify Mental Illness in Women
Researchers discovered the gene XIST — which is responsible for inactivating one of the two copies of the X chromosome in cells that store genetic material ... «PsychCentral.com, Jun 15»
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Goodbye Y: Men Who Smoke Have Missing Male Chromosomes
The Y chromosome is one of two sex-determining chromosomes in men, who have one X chromosome and one Y. (Women have two X chromosomes.) ... «Yahoo News, Dec 14»
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Duplication of gene on X chromosome causes gigantism
Researchers believe they've isolated a portion of the X-chromosome responsible for growth -- and where the gene duplication that causes gigantism occurs. «UPI.com, Dec 14»
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Study of gay brothers may confirm X chromosome link to …
... “gay gene,” by identifying a stretch on the X chromosome likely associated with homosexuality. But several subsequent studies called his finding into question. «Science AAAS, Nov 14»
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With Men's Y Chromosome, Size Really May Not Matter
Basic biology has it that girls are girls because they have two X chromosomes — the things inside cells that carry our genes. Boys are boys because they have ... «NPR, Jul 14»
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Genetically Eliminating Female Mosquitoes Could End Malaria
In a lab, scientists have literally shredded the X chromosome in Amopheles gambiae mosquitoes sperm cells—a move that will ensure that all offspring are male. «Motherboard, Jun 14»
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Calico cats inspire X chromosome research
This image shows the first ever high-resolution structure of an inactive X chromosome (far right) its native state by combining a new pair of emerging imaging ... «Phys.Org, Feb 14»
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Study finds genes on X chromosome linked to male homosexuality
A region of the X chromosome called Xq28 had some impact on men's sexual behaviour – though scientists have no idea which of the many genes in the region ... «Raw Story, Feb 14»
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Why do men and women differ in height? X chromosome is key
The sex chromosomes - X and Y - determine whether an embryo becomes male or female. The mother contributes an X chromosome to the child, and it is the ... «Medical News Today, Feb 14»
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Seeing X Chromosomes in a New Light
The term “X chromosome” has an air of mystery to it, and rightly so. It got its name in 1891 from a baffled biologist named Hermann Henking. To investigate the ... «New York Times, Jan 14»
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