Definition of sex chromosome noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


sex chromosome

BrE BrE//ˈseks krəʊməsəʊm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈseks kroʊməsoʊm//
(biology) Genetic engineering
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a chromosome that decides the sex of an animal or a plant see also X chromosome, Y chromosome See related entries: Genetic engineering
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sex chromosome