recessive character n.
An inherited character determined by a recessive gene.
Mediocrity, as every Mendelian knows, is a dominant character, and extraordinary ability is recessive character.
Hence Mendel said that tallness is a dominant character, and shortness a recessive character.
A previous mutation, arc, of this same type had been found to be a recessive character in the second group.
The definitive result is three individuals of dominant character, to one of recessive character.