Definition of X chromosome inactivation in English:

X chromosome inactivation

Line breaks: X chromo|some in|acti¦va¦tion

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[mass noun]
The phenomenon in a female mammal whereby the genes in one of the pair of X chromosomes are silenced, with the result that their effects are equivalent to those in the male, with only a single X chromosome.

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