Meaning of sex-limited in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɛksˌlɪmɪtɪd/


  • 1Genetics
    Of a genetic or phenotypic characteristic: occurring or manifesting chiefly or solely in individuals of one sex; influenced or modified by the sex of the individual.

    In early use, the term included characteristics whose genes are situated on the sex chromosomes, now more specifically called sex-linked.

  • 2Occurring in or limited to one sex; restricted by sex.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From sex + limited.