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recessive

adjective uk   us   /rɪˈses.ɪv/ specialized
(of genes and the physical qualities they control) only appearing in a child if both parents supply the controlling gene
Translations of “recessive”
in Chinese (Traditional) (遺傳基因)隱性的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (遗传基因)隐性的…
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