Recessive



[ri-ses-iv] /rɪˈsɛs ɪv/

adjective
1.
tending to go, move, or slant back; .
2.
Genetics. of or relating to a recessive.
3.
Phonetics. (of an accent) showing a tendency to from the end toward the beginning of a word.
noun, Genetics.
4.
that one of a pair of alternative alleles whose effect is masked by the activity of the second when both are present in the same cell or organism.
5.
the trait or character determined by such an allele.
Compare (def 6).
/rɪˈsɛsɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to recede or go back; receding
2.
(genetics)

3.
(linguistics) (of stress) tending to be placed on or near the initial syllable of a polysyllabic word
noun
4.
(genetics)

adj.

1670s, from Latin recess-, past participle stem of recedere (see recede) + -ive. Linguistics sense is from 1879; in genetics, 1900, from German recessiv (Mendel, 1865). Related: Recessiveness.

recessive re·ces·sive (rĭ-sěs’ĭv)
adj.

n.

recessive
(rĭ-sěs’ĭv)
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. See more at carrier, inheritance. Compare dominant.

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    [ri-ses-iv] /rɪˈsɛs ɪv/ adjective 1. tending to go, move, or slant back; . 2. Genetics. of or relating to a recessive. 3. Phonetics. (of an accent) showing a tendency to from the end toward the beginning of a word. noun, Genetics. 4. that one of a pair of alternative alleles whose effect is masked by […]



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