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4 definitions found
 for recessive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recessive \Re*ces"sive\ (r[-e]*s[e^]s"s[i^]v), a.
     1. Going back; receding.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Genetics) Not appearing in the phenotype unless both
        alleles of the organism have the same trait; -- of genetic
        characteristics, or of the genes coding for such
        characteristics, in diploid organisms. Opposite of
        dominant; hemophilia is a recessive trait.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recessive \Re*ces"sive\ (r[-e]*s[e^]s"s[i^]v), n. (Genetics)
     A genetic trait determined by a recessive[2] allele; a trait
     not appearing in the phenotype unless both chromosomes of the
     organism have the same allele; also, an allele which is
     recessive[2].
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  recessive
      adj 1: of or pertaining to a recession [syn: recessionary,
             recessive]
      2: (of genes) producing its characteristic phenotype only when
         its allele is identical [ant: dominant]
      n 1: an allele that produces its characteristic phenotype only
           when its paired allele is identical [syn: recessive
           allele, recessive]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "recessive":
     atavistic, reactionary, recedent, recessional, recessionary,
     recidivist, recidivous, regressive, retroactive, retrocedent,
     retrocessive, retrograde, retrogressive, retrorse, retroverse,
     returnable, reversible, reversional, reversionary, revertible,
     revulsionary
  
  

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