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Medical Term:

recessive

Pronunciation: re-ses'iv

Definition:

  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 itself unless mutant alleles are present on both homologous chromosomes of a pair.
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