prepotent

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adjective pre·po·tent \-tənt\

Definition of prepotent

  1. 1a :  having exceptional power, authority, or influenceb :  exceeding others in power

  2. 2 :  exhibiting genetic prepotency

prepotently

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Origin and Etymology of prepotent

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


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

prepotent

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adjective pre·po·tent \-ˈpōt-ənt\

Medical Definition of prepotent

  1. 1:  exhibiting genetic prepotency :  dominant

  2. 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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