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2 entries found for recessive.
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Main Entry: 1re·ces·sive
Pronunciation: ri-primarystressses-iv
Function: adjective
1 : tending to go back
2 : producing a bodily characteristic (as eye color) when homozygous and not masked by a copy of the gene that is dominant <recessive genes>; also : exhibited by the body only when the determining gene is homozygous <blue eye color is a recessive trait>
- re·ces·sive·ly adverb
- re·ces·sive·ness noun

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