telegony

noun
te·​leg·​o·​ny | \ tə̇ˈlegənē\
plural -es

Definition of telegony

: the supposed carrying over of the influence of a sire to the offspring of subsequent matings of the dam with other males — compare saturation

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History and Etymology for telegony

International Scientific Vocabulary tel- entry 1 + -gony

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