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

overdominant

play \ˌō-vər-ˈdä-mə-nənt, -ˈdäm-nənt\ adjective

1946

First Known Use of overdominance

1946


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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

overdominant

\-nənt\play adjective

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