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sex determination
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S Biological Sciences
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.
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sex determination process
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sex reversal
sexual development
determinación del sexo
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