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 in a Sentence

  1. the magazine's prepotency in the world of fashion is accepted without question

First Known Use of prepotency

1623


Medical Dictionary

prepotency

noun pre·po·ten·cy \ -ˈpōt-ᵊn-sē \

medical Definition of prepotency

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

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