Definition of Prepotency

1. Noun. The state of being predominant over others.




Definition of Prepotency

1. n. The quality or condition of being prepotent; predominance.

Definition of Prepotency

1. Noun. The quality or condition of being prepotent; predominance. ¹

2. Noun. (biology) The capacity, on the part of one of the parents, as compared with the other, to transmit more than his or her own share of characteristics to their offspring. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prepotency

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prepotency

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prepotency (current term)
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Literary usage of Prepotency

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1. Pork-production by William Wesley Smith, Robert Alexander Craig (1920)
"prepotency. As understood by the breeder, prepotency is the ability of an animal to impress on his offspring his own characteristics to the exclusion of ..."

2. Education, Personality & Crime: A Practical Treatise Built Up on Scientific by Albert Wilson (1908)
"Thus the ass when mated with the mare passes its characters to its offspring, the mule; the prepotency runs more strongly through the male than by the ..."

3. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"The Editor: Concerning prepotency cross is wholly parallel to the illustration of Brigham Young and his daughters; I am still of the opinion that the ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1895)
"Darwin's experiments render it probable that prepotency of foreign ... It seems probable, putting together all the various known facts, that prepotency, ..."

5. The Grammar of Science by Karl Pearson (1900)
"Thus without entering here into a general theory of how prepotency is ... (c) That allowing for the prepotency of the male the hereditary resemblance ..."

6. Heredity of Coat Characters in Guinea-pigs and Rabbits by William Ernest Castle (1905)
"ALBINISM AND SEXUAL prepotency. Galton ('97), on purely empirical grounds, ... There is, accordingly, in this case no evidence of prepotency in the ..."

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