Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 05/16/15 Prepotency

Prepotency (noun)
prepotency [pree-poht-n-see]


noun Genetics.
1. the ability of one parent to impress its hereditary characters on its progeny because it possesses more homozygous, dominant, or epistatic genes.

Origin: 1640-50 for general sense “predominance”; < Latin praepotentia. See prepotent, -ency

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