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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.
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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
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pre•po•ten•cy(priˈpoʊt n si)
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]
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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
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