telegony

noun

te·​leg·​o·​ny
tə̇ˈlegənē
plural -es
: the supposed carrying over of the influence of a sire to the offspring of subsequent matings of the dam with other males compare saturation

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary tel- entry 1 + -gony

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“Telegony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telegony. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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