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recessive

 [re-ses´iv]
1. tending to recede.
2. in genetics, incapable of expression unless the responsible allele is carried by both members of a set of homologous chromosomes. See also recessive gene.
3. an allele or trait that has this characteristic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

re·ces·sive

(rē-ses'iv),
1. Drawing away; receding.
2. In genetics, denoting a trait due to a particular allele or alleles at a single locus that does not manifest itself unless mutant alleles are present on both homologous chromosomes of a pair.
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recessive

(rĭ-sĕs′ĭv)
adj.
1. Tending to go backward or recede.
2.
a. Genetics Of, relating to, or designating an allele that does not produce a characteristic effect when present with a dominant allele.
b. Of or relating to a trait that is expressed only when the determining allele is present in the homozygous condition.
n. Genetics
1. A recessive allele or trait.
2. An organism having a recessive trait.

re·ces′sive·ly adv.
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recessive

Genetics A genetic trait that is not phenotypically expressed in a heterozygous or partially heterozygous cell, but rather only in a homozygous or hemizygous state. See Phenotype, Trait. Cf Dominant.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

re·ces·sive

(rĕ-ses'iv)
1. Drawing away; receding.
2. genetics Denoting a trait due to a particular allele that does not manifest itself in the presence of other alleles that generate traits dominant to it.
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recessive

Pertaining to an alternative form of a gene (ALLELE) that produces an effect only when carried by both members of the pair of homologous chromosomes (only when HOMOZYGOUS). People with heterozygous alleles for a condition are called carriers. A recessive gene has no effect in the presence of a DOMINANT allele either because of its inactivity or because of the absence of a product.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Recessive

Refers to an inherited characteristic or trait that is expressed only when two copies of the gene responsible for it are present.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

re·ces·sive

(rĕ-ses'iv)
Drawing away; receding.
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