Definition of autosomal dominant in English:

autosomal dominant

noun

Genetics
  • A dominant gene located on an autosome; a trait whose inheritance is determined by such a gene.

adjective

Genetics
  • Of a gene or trait: that is an autosomal dominant. Also: of, relating to, or characteristic of such a gene or trait; determined by such a gene.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866–1945). From autosomal + dominant.

Pronunciation

autosomal dominant

/ˌɔːtəˈsəʊml ˈdɒmɪnənt/