prepotent

adjective pre·po·tent \ (ˌ)prē-ˈpō-tᵊnt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of prepotent

1 a : having exceptional power, authority, or influence
b : exceeding others in power
2 : exhibiting genetic prepotency

prepotently

adverb

Origin and Etymology of prepotent

Middle English, from Latin praepotent-, praepotens, from prae- + potens powerful — more at potent


Medical Dictionary

prepotent

adjective pre·po·tent \ -ˈpōt-ᵊnt \

medical Definition of prepotent

1 : exhibiting genetic prepotency : dominant
2 : having priority over other response tendencies especially by virtue of maturational primacy, recentness of emission or evocation, repetition with positive reinforcement, or greater motivational charge
  • the prepotent response is that with the greatest immediately effective habit strength

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