Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun recessive

1 sense of recessive

Sense 1
recessive allele, recessive -- (an allele that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its paired allele is identical)
       => allele, allelomorph -- ((genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character; "some alleles are dominant over others")

Antonyms of adj recessive

1 of 2 senses of recessive

Sense 2
recessive (vs. dominant) -- ((of genes) producing its characteristic phenotype only when its allele is identical)

dominant (vs. recessive) -- ((of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar)

Similarity of adj recessive

2 senses of recessive

Sense 1
recessionary, recessive -- (of or pertaining to a recession)

Sense 2
recessive (vs. dominant) -- ((of genes) producing its characteristic phenotype only when its allele is identical)

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