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receptor
Receptory
Recess
recessed
Recessed arch
Recessing
Recession
recessional
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recessional march
recessionary
recessive allele
recessive character
recessive gene
recessively
recessiveness
Rechab
RECHAB; RECHABITES
Rechabite
Rechabites
RECHAH
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recessive definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: circa 1673 1. a. tending to recede b. withdrawn 2 2. a. producing little or no phenotypic effect when occurring in heterozygous condition with a contrasting allele <recessive genes> b. expressed only when the determining gene is in the homozygous condition <recessive traits> <a recessive disease> recessively adverb recessiveness noun II. noun Date: 1900 1. an organism possessing one or more recessive characters 2. a recessive character or gene

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 tending to recede. 2 Phonet. (of an accent) falling near the beginning of a word. 3 Genetics (of an inherited characteristic) appearing in offspring only when not masked by a dominant characteristic inherited from one parent. Derivatives: recessively adv. recessiveness n. Etymology: RECESS after excessive

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Recessive Re*ces"sive, a. Going back; receding.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

A recessive gene produces a particular characteristic only if a person has two of these genes, one from each parent. Compare dominant. (TECHNICAL) Sickle-cell anaemia is passed on through a recessive gene. ADJ: usu ADJ n

Moby Thesaurus

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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