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Meaning of prepotency

pre•po•ten•cy

Pronunciation: (prē-pōt'n-sē), [key]
— n. Genetics.
  1. the ability of one parent to impress its hereditary characters on its progeny because it possesses more homozygous, dominant, or epistatic genes.
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