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The condition of a heterozygote having a phenotype that is more pronounced or better adapted than that of either homozygote.

o′ver·dom′i·nant adj.


excessive dominance
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From shiny boardrooms to miners' informal shack housing, the economy's overdominance by finance is leading to economic choices that increase inequality and undermine long-term social and economic stability.
A quantitative trait locus genome scan for porcine muscle fiber traits reveals overdominance and epistasis.
2], and in both studied traits gene overdominance was observed.
Rugby union has become a dour game, with too much emphasis on physical strength and scant reward for the admirable skills of footwork and handling, compounded by the overdominance of the kicker in deciding the result of a large number of games.
262) The overdominance of the Security Service in this process is evident in these rules of nondisclosure.
Do extra exercises in order to decrease the overdominance of the quads.
The use of minimal visual cues with the auditory-verbal method is supported by physiological studies that have shown that in deaf animals, an overdominance of visual inputs to the auditory cortex that lead to an incorrect balance between the auditory and visual systems needs to be corrected.
This finding further suggested that an overdominance of any single terminator in the extension mixture promotes misincorporation.