overdominance

noun
over·​dom·​i·​nance | \ ˌō-vər-ˈdä-mə-nən(t)s How to pronounce overdominance (audio) , -ˈdäm-nən(t)s \

Definition of overdominance

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

Other Words from overdominance

overdominant \ ˌō-​vər-​ˈdä-​mə-​nənt How to pronounce overdominance (audio) , -​ˈdäm-​nənt \ adjective

First Known Use of overdominance

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Overdominance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overdominance. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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overdominance

noun
over·​dom·​i·​nance | \ -ˈdäm(-ə)-nən(t)s How to pronounce overdominance (audio) \

Medical Definition of overdominance

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

Other Words from overdominance

overdominant \ -​nənt How to pronounce overdominance (audio) \ adjective

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