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recessive character

recessive character in Medicine

recessive character n.
An inherited character determined by a recessive gene.

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  • Mediocrity, as every Mendelian knows, is a dominant character, and extraordinary ability is recessive character.

    In Defense of Women H. L. Mencken
  • Hence Mendel said that tallness is a dominant character, and shortness a recessive character.

    The Making of Species Douglas Dewar
  • 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.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori

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