prepotency

noun
pre·​po·​ten·​cy | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈpō-tᵊn(t)-sē How to pronounce prepotency (audio) \

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

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

First Known Use of prepotency

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Prepotency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prepotency. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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prepotency

noun
pre·​po·​ten·​cy | \ -ˈpōt-ᵊn-sē How to pronounce prepotency (audio) \
plural prepotencies

Medical Definition of prepotency

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

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