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The Himalayan pattern behaves as a recessive to self-colour.

The defect seems to behave in the manner of a Mendelian recessive.

Yellow is said therefore to be dominant and green to be recessive.

The preceding examples have all related to recessive characters.

This normal factor is recessive for notch but dominant for life.

So it is with the Dominant and the Recessive traits in living organisms.

Defectiveness is a recessive factor; normality a dominant one.

Feeble-mindedness, for example, seems to be a Mendelian character and recessive.

In fact, European life had been intensive and recessive ever since the fall of the Roman Empire a thousand years before.

Mediocrity, as every Mendelian knows, is a dominant character, and extraordinary ability is recessive character.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, from Latin recess-, past participle stem of recedere (see recede) + -ive. Linguistics sense is from 1879; in genetics, 1900, from German recessiv (Mendel, 1865). Related: Recessiveness.

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