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synonyms for recessive

  • receding
  • relapsing
  • dormant
  • inactive
  • latent
  • regressive
  • suspended
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antonyms for recessive

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  • dominant
  • overbalancing
  • prevailing
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How to use recessive in a sentence

The Vinifera characters are wholly recessive in vine and foliage, the plant resembling very closely its American parent, Concord.
THE GRAPES OF NEW YORKU. P. HEDRICK
While those traits which are dominated by the other and opposite traits and do not appear in offspring, he styled "Recessive."
FEMINISM AND SEX-EXTINCTIONARABELLA KENEALY
But any individual sex-cell, or gamete, cannot (according to his view) bear both Dominant and Recessive traits.
FEMINISM AND SEX-EXTINCTIONARABELLA KENEALY
Thirdly, that the Dominant order of traits are paramount over and extinguish the Recessive order of traits.
FEMINISM AND SEX-EXTINCTIONARABELLA KENEALY
The plant of Dominant type, though still bi-sexual, is making for a male genus; the Recessive type is making for a Female genus.
FEMINISM AND SEX-EXTINCTIONARABELLA KENEALY
Dwarfness (or lesser stature) and Whiteness (or lesser colour) are Recessive, and are obviously Female traits.
FEMINISM AND SEX-EXTINCTIONARABELLA KENEALY
Thus, the woman of pure Recessive (the essential woman) type is smaller, more delicately organised, and weaker than the male.
FEMINISM AND SEX-EXTINCTIONARABELLA KENEALY
While the left side, with its allied Recessive, or Dormant, brain-half is of female inherence.
FEMINISM AND SEX-EXTINCTIONARABELLA KENEALY
The recessive whiteness in rabbits and mice according to this author is due to the lack of the peroxydase.
THE ORGANISM AS A WHOLEJACQUES LOEB
Hence too, the reversion of offspring of hybrid plants to the types,—pure Dominant and pure Recessive—of their grandparents.
FEMINISM AND SEX-EXTINCTIONARABELLA KENEALY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO RECESSIVE

  • backward
  • bashful
  • coy
  • demure
  • diffident
  • humble
  • meek
  • modest
  • nongregarious
  • not forward
  • quiet
  • rabbity
  • recessive
  • reclusive
  • reserved
  • restrained
  • reticent
  • self-effacing
  • shrinking
  • timid
  • timorous
  • unaffable
  • unassertive
  • unassuming
  • unexpansive
  • unsociable
  • withdrawing
  • withdrawn
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.