Pertaining to a chromosome that is not a sex chromosome; relating to any one of the chromosomes save the sex chromosomes. People normally have 22 pairs of autosomes (44 autosomes) in each cell together with two sex chromosomes (X and Y in the male and XX in the female). Examples: An autosomal gene is a gene on an autosome. Most single genes describe an autosomal pattern of inheritance. Huntington disease is an autosomal dominant trait. Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive trait.
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Pertaining to an autosome.

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  • autosomal — adjective of or relating to an autosome autosomal gene • Pertains to noun: ↑autosome • Derivationally related forms: ↑autosome * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+|sōməl adjective : of, belonging to, located on, or transmitted by an autosome used chiefly …   Useful english dictionary

  • autosomal — adjective see autosome …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • autosomal — See autosome. * * * …   Universalium

  • autosomal — adjective of or pertaining to autosomes …   Wiktionary

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  • autosomal — au|to|so|mal <zu 1↑> das ↑Autosom betreffend …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • autosomal — adj. of asexual chromosomes, pertaining to autosomes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • autosomal — au·to·som·al …   English syllables

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