Answer: the characterisic that is masked when a dominant gene is present
Word Origin late 17th century: from recess on the pattern of excessive.
Scrabble Points: 14
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Recessive definition is - tending to recede. How to use recessive in a sentence.
Recessive is a quality found in the relationship between two versions of a gene. Individuals receive one version of a gene called an allele from each parent. If the alleles are different the dominant allele will be expressed while the effect of the other allele called recessive is masked.
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Recessive definition tending to go move or slant back; receding. See more.
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