recessive gene

n.

A gene that is phenotypically expressed in the homozygous state but has its expression masked in the presence of a dominant gene.

Nearby words

  1. recessionary,
  2. recessionista,
  3. recessionproof,
  4. recessive,
  5. recessive character,
  6. recessive inheritance,
  7. recessive trait,
  8. recessively,
  9. rechabite,
  10. rechar


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