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recessive

re·ces·sive

recessive

 
pronunciation:
rih se sihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in genetics, of an allele or trait whose influence or characteristic does not appear when combined with a masking or dominant allele or trait. (Cf. dominant).
Hemophilia is a recessive trait.
antonyms:
dominant
definition 2: tending to recede.
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part of speech: noun
definition: in genetics, a recessive allele or trait. (Cf. dominant).
derivations: recessively (adv.), recessiveness (n.)