Autosomal


Autosomal
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.

Medical dictionary. 2011.