telegony

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telegony

(tɪˈlɛɡənɪ)
n
(Genetics) genetics the supposed influence of a previous sire on offspring borne by a female to other sires
[C19: from tele- + -gony. Compare Greek tēlegonos 'born far from one's homeland']
telegonic, teˈlegonous adj
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telegony

the supposed transmission of hereditary characteristics from one sire to offspring subsequently born to other sires by the same female. — telegonic, adj.
See also: Heredity
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