Recessive definition

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A recessive allele or trait.
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An organism having a recessive trait.
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Tending to go backward or recede.
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Relating to the form of a gene that is not expressed as a trait in an individual unless two such genes are inherited, one from each parent. In an organism having two different genes for a trait, the recessive form is overpowered by its counterpart, or dominant, form located on the other of a pair of chromosomes. In humans, lack of dimples is a recessive trait, while the presence of dimples is dominant.
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Recessive is defined as a gene with characteristics which are not as strong as those on a dominant gene.

An example of a recessive is the gene for blue eyes.

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Receding or tending to recede.
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(genetics) Designating or relating to that one of any pair of allelic hereditary factors which, when both are present in the germ plasm, remains latent.
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(genetics) A recessive character or characters.
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Tending to go backward or recede.
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A recessive allele or trait.
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An organism having a recessive trait.
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The definition of recessive is going back to a former state.

An example of something recessive is a third grade student doing first grade math.

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(genetics) Of, relating to, or designating an allele that does not produce a characteristic effect when present with a dominant allele.
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Of or relating to a trait that is expressed only when the determining allele is present in the homozygous condition.
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(genetics) Relating to or designating an allele that does not produce a characteristic effect when present with a dominant allele.
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Relating to a trait that is expressed only when the determining allele is present in the homozygous condition.
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Going back; receding.
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(genetics) Able to be covered up by a dominant trait.
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