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prepotent

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adjective pre·po·tent \-tənt\

Definition of prepotent

  1. 1 a :  having exceptional power, authority, or influence b :  exceeding others in power

  2. 2 :  exhibiting genetic prepotency

pre·po·tent·ly adverb


Origin of prepotent

Middle English, from Latin praepotent-, praepotens, from prae- + potens powerful — more at potent


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

prepotent

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adjective pre·po·tent \-ˈpōt-ənt\

Medical Definition of prepotent

  1. 1:  exhibiting genetic prepotency :  dominant

  2. 2:  having priority over other response tendencies especially by virtue of maturational primacy, recentness of emission or evocation, repetition with positive reinforcement, or greater motivational charge <the prepotent response is that with the greatest immediately effective habit strength>




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