prepotency


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pre·po·ten·cy

 (prē-pōt′n-sē)
n.
1. The condition of being greater in power, influence, or force than another or others; predominance.
2. Genetics The ability of one parent, variety, or strain to transmit individual traits to an offspring, apparently to the exclusion of the other parent, variety, or strain.

prepotency

(prɪˈpəʊtənsɪ)
n
1. Also: prepotence the state or condition of being prepotent
2. (Genetics) genetics the ability of one parent to transmit more characteristics to its offspring than the other parent
3. (Botany) botany the ability of pollen from one source to bring about fertilization more readily than that from other sources

pre•po•ten•cy

(priˈpoʊt n si)

n.
1. preeminence; predominance.
2. the ability of one parent to impress its hereditary characters on its progeny because it possesses more homozygous, dominant, or epistatic genes.
[1855–60; < Latin]

prepotency

the capacity of one parent to impose its hereditary characteristics on offspring by virtue of its possessing a larger number of homozygous, dominant genes than the other parent. — prepotent, adj.
See also: Heredity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prepotency - the state of being predominant over others
ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, dominance, control - the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"

prepotency

noun
References in classic literature ?
These several remarks are apparently applicable to animals; but the subject is here excessively complicated, partly owing to the existence of secondary sexual characters; but more especially owing to prepotency in transmitting likeness running more strongly in one sex than in the other, both when one species is crossed with another, and when one variety is crossed with another variety.
Furthermore, the genetic perfection of his "new merino stud rams" (592) with their "one hundred per cent prepotency, a lambing rate of a hundred and fifty per cent, early weaning time and the greatest possible uniformity and regularity of build, plus then super-wool qualities" (593) relates to the way in which he wishes to be perceived as a superior and virile ultra-masculine specimen.
His list contained five needs in a hierarchy of prepotency, viz.
But they turn delusional in imagining that military prepotency and projections of armed force will reduce China to a marginal player in the region.
As Ferster (1973) noted, an absence of positively reinforced behavior may be due to the strength and prepotency of escape and avoidance behaviors, and it may be difficult to ascertain the controlling variables in a given case.
A more realistic description of the hierarchy would be in terms of the decreasing percentages of satisfaction as we go up in the hierarchy of prepotency.