overdominance

noun over·dom·i·nance \ ˌō-vər-ˈdä-mə-nən(t)s , -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

overdominant

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

First Known Use of overdominance

1946


Medical Dictionary

overdominance

noun over·dom·i·nance \ -ˈdäm(-ə)-nən(t)s \

medical Definition of overdominance

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

overdominant

play \-nənt\ adjective

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