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sex determination
Subject Category
S Biological Sciences
Definition
The genetic mechanism by which the sex of an individual in a given species is fixed. In many species, sex is determined by the sperm that fertilizes the egg. In humans, the presence or absence of the Y chromosome determines the sex genotype.
Definition Source
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Used For
sex determination process
Broader Term
genetics
Related Term
gender
sex reversal
sexual development
Spanish
determinación del sexo
Term Number
42686