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How to use recessive in a sentence
In stark contrast with the sunny personality of his predecessor, Tony Blair, Brown's demeanor is dour, recessive and technocratic.
The Vinifera characters are wholly recessive in vine and foliage, the plant resembling very closely its American parent, Concord.The Grapes of New York|U. P. Hedrick
While those traits which are dominated by the other and opposite traits and do not appear in offspring, he styled "Recessive."
But any individual sex-cell, or gamete, cannot (according to his view) bear both Dominant and Recessive traits.
Thirdly, that the Dominant order of traits are paramount over and extinguish the Recessive order of traits.
The plant of Dominant type, though still bi-sexual, is making for a male genus; the Recessive type is making for a Female genus.
British Dictionary definitions for recessive
- (of a gene) capable of producing its characteristic phenotype in the organism only when its allele is identical
- (of a character) controlled by such a geneCompare dominant (def. 4)
- a recessive gene or character
- an organism having such a gene or character