recessive


1re·ces·sive

adj \ri-ˈses-iv\

Definition of RECESSIVE

1
: producing little or no phenotypic effect when occurring in heterozygous condition with a contrasting allele <recessive genes>
2
: expressed only when the determining gene is in the homozygous condition <recessive traits>
re·ces·sive·ly adverb
re·ces·sive·ness noun

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