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recessiveadjective

 /rɪˈses·ɪv/
biology of or ​relating to a ​gene (= ​chemicalpattern) that ​causes a ​particularcharacteristic only when it is ​passed on by both ​parents
(Definition of recessive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “recessive”
in Chinese (Simplified) (遗传基因)隐性的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (遺傳基因)隱性的…
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