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sex determination

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.
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Entry Terms:
  • sex determination process
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/42686
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