Recessive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈsesɪv|  American pronunciation of the word recessive
Brit.  |rɪˈsɛsɪv|  British pronunciation of the word recessive

noun

- an allele that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its paired allele is identical

adjective

- of or pertaining to a recession (syn: recessionary)
- (of genes) producing its characteristic phenotype only when its allele is identical

Examples

...a recessive genius who was most comfortable working alone in his chemistry lab...

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