1. recessive

noun. ['rəˈsɛsɪv'] an allele that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its paired allele is identical.


  • allelomorph
  • recessive allele

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Words that Rhyme with Recessive

  • unimpressive
  • progressive
  • expressive
  • successive
  • repressive
  • regressive
  • impressive
  • depressive
  • possessive
  • oppressive
  • obsessive
  • excessive
  • aggressive

Example sentences of the word recessive

1. Adjective
However, the only genetic difference between peaches and nectarines is a single recessive gene.

2. recessive

adjective. ['rəˈsɛsɪv'] of or pertaining to a recession.