In stark contrast with the sunny personality of his predecessor, Tony Blair, Brown's demeanor is dour, recessive and technocratic.
The two dominant mimetic forms taken together, however, are rather more numerous than the recessive M form.
Yellow is said therefore to be dominant and green to be recessive.
The preceding examples have all related to recessive characters.
So it is with the Dominant and the recessive traits in living organisms.
No extracted normal (recessive) extremity produces the abnormal condition.
Feeble-mindedness, for example, seems to be a Mendelian character and recessive.
On this hypothesis the two positive factors are dominant and the two negative factors are recessive.
Since no "pinks" appeared the color is recessive, and the brother was not heterozygous for it.
Such an overshadowing is spoken of as dominance, and the two characters are termed dominant and recessive.
recessive re·ces·sive (rĭ-sěs'ĭv)
Tending to go backward or recede.
Of, relating to, or being an allele that does not produce a characteristic effect when present with a dominant allele.
O, or being a trait expressed only when the determining allele is present in the homozygous condition.
A recessive allele or trait.
An organism having a recessive trait.
Relating to the form of a gene that is not expressed as a trait in an individual unless two such genes are inherited, one from each parent. In an organism having two different genes for a trait, the recessive form is overpowered by its counterpart, or dominant, form located on the other of a pair of chromosomes. In humans, lack of dimples is a recessive trait, while the presence of dimples is dominant. See more at carrier, inheritance. Compare dominant.