recessive character


recessive character
A character of one parent that manifests itself in the offspring only if it is homozygous in the offspring.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • recessive character — recessive character, the one of any pair of contrasting characters that is latent or subordinate in an animal or plant when both are present in the germ plasm. Example: If a guinea pig inherits a gene for black fur from one parent and a gene for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • recessive character — Synonyms and related words: Altmann theory, DNA, De Vries theory, Galtonian theory, Mendelianism, Mendelism, RNA, Verworn theory, Weismann theory, Weismannism, Wiesner theory, allele, allelomorph, birth, character, chromatid, chromatin,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • recessive — [ri ses′iv] adj. [< L recessus (see RECESS) + IVE] 1. receding or tending to recede 2. Genetics designating or relating to that one of any pair of allelic hereditary factors which, when both are present in the germ plasm, remains latent:… …   English World dictionary

  • Recessive — A trait that is evident only when one copy of the gene for it is inherited from each of the parents. * * * 1. Drawing away; receding. 2. In genetics, denoting a trait due to a particular allele or alleles at a single locus that does not manifest… …   Medical dictionary

  • recessive — I. adjective Date: circa 1673 1. a. tending to recede b. withdrawn 2 2. a. producing little or no phenotypic effect when occurring in heterozygous condition with a contrasting allele < recessive genes > b. expressed only when the determining gene …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • character — Synonyms and related words: Adamite, Altmann theory, DNA, De Vries theory, Galtonian theory, Mendelianism, Mendelism, RNA, Roscius, VIP, Verworn theory, Weismann theory, Weismannism, Wiesner theory, abnormal, accent, accent mark, acclaim, actor,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • character — characterless, adj. /kar ik teuhr/, n. 1. the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing. 2. one such feature or trait; characteristic. 3. moral or ethical quality: a man of fine, honorable character …   Universalium

  • recessive — recessively, adv. recessiveness, n. /ri ses iv/, adj. 1. tending to go, move, or slant back; receding. 2. Genetics. of or pertaining to a recessive. 3. Phonet. (of an accent) showing a tendency to recede from the end toward the beginning of a… …   Universalium

  • recessive — /rəˈsɛsɪv / (say ruh sesiv) adjective 1. tending to recede; receding. 2. Biology relating to or exhibiting a recessive, as opposed to a dominant. 3. Phonetics (of stress) showing a tendency to recede from the end towards the beginning of a word.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • character — An attribute in individuals that is amenable to formal and logical analysis and may be used as the basis of generalizations about classes and other statements that transcend individuality. SYN: characteristic (1). [G. charakter, stamp, mark, fr.… …   Medical dictionary


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