noun. ['rəˈsɛsɪv'] an allele that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its paired allele is identical.
- recessive allele
Rhymes with Recessive
Sentences with recessive
However, the only genetic difference between peaches and nectarines is a single recessive gene.
adjective. ['rəˈsɛsɪv'] of or pertaining to a recession.