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prepotency

prepotency

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

Definition of PREPOTENCY

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

First Known Use of PREPOTENCY

1646

prepotency

noun pre·po·ten·cy \-ˈpōt-ən-sē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pre·po·ten·cies

Medical Definition of PREPOTENCY

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

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