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Definitions and Synonyms of recessive gene | Another word for recessive gene | What is recessive gene?

Definition 1: gene that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its allele is identical - [noun denoting body]

Samples where recessive gene or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the recessive gene for blue eyes

(recessive gene is a kind of ...) (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity

"genes were formerly called factors"

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