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overdominance

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noun over·dom·i·nance \ˌō-vər-ˈdä-mə-nən(t)s, -ˈdäm-nən(t)s\

Definition of overdominance

  1. :  the condition wherein a heterozygote produces a phenotype more extreme or better adapted than that of the homozygote

over·dom·i·nant play \-nənt\ adjective


1947

First Known Use of overdominance

1947


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overdominance

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noun over·dom·i·nance \-ˈdäm(-ə)-nən(t)s\

Medical Definition of overdominance

  1. :  the property of having a heterozygote that produces a phenotype more extreme or better adapted than that of the homozygote

  2. over·dom·i·nant \-nənt\play adjective




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