how to pronounce recessive

ɹəsɛsɪv

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An example use of recessive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… two alleles for this recessive trait for …”

meanings of recessive

adjective:

  1. Going back; receding.
  2. Not dominant; whose effect is masked by stronger effects.
  3. Able to be masked by a dominant allele or trait.

noun:

  1. A gene that is recessive.