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prepotency

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noun pre·po·ten·cy \(ˌ)prē-ˈpō-tən(t)-sē\

Definition of prepotency

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being prepotent :  predominance

  2. 2 :  unusual ability of an individual or strain to transmit its characters to offspring because of homozygosity for numerous dominant genes



Examples of prepotency

  1. <the magazine's prepotency in the world of fashion is accepted without question>



1646

First Known Use of prepotency

1646


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prepotency

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noun pre·po·ten·cy \-ˈpōt-ən-sē\

Medical Definition of prepotency

plural pre·po·ten·cies

  1. :  unusual ability of an individual or strain to transmit its characters to offspring because of homozygosity for numerous dominant genes




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