Prepotency
Prepotency Pre*po"ten*cy, n. [L. praepotentia: cf. F. pr['e]potence.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or condition of being prepotent; predominance. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) The capacity, on the part of one of the parents, as compared with the other, to transmit more than his or her own share of characteristics to their offspring. [1913 Webster]


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  • prepotency — prepotency. См. препотенция. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • prepotency — index dint, dominance, influence, predominance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • prepotency — [prē pōt′ n sē] n. pl. prepotencies [L praepotentia: see PRE & POTENT] 1. superiority in power, force, or influence 2. Biol. the greater capacity of one parent to transmit certain characteristics to offspring: a theory now rejected prepotent adj …   English World dictionary

  • prepotency — noun Date: 1646 1. the quality or state of being prepotent ; predominance 2. unusual ability of an individual or strain to transmit its characters to offspring because of homozygosity for numerous dominant genes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prepotency — /pree poht n see/, n. Genetics. the ability of one parent to impress its hereditary characters on its progeny because it possesses more homozygous, dominant, or epistatic genes. [1640 50 for general sense predominance ; < L praepotentia. See… …   Universalium

  • prepotency — noun a) The quality or condition of being prepotent; predominance. b) The capacity, on the part of one of the parents, as compared with the other, to transmit more than his or her own share of characteristics to their offspring …   Wiktionary

  • prepotency — pre·po·ten·cy pōt ən sē n, pl cies unusual ability of an individual or strain to transmit its characters to offspring because of homozygosity for numerous dominant genes …   Medical dictionary

  • prepotency — Synonyms and related words: accomplishment, amperage, armipotence, ascendance, ascendancy, authority, balance of power, beef, black power, brute force, charge, charisma, clout, cogence, cogency, compulsion, deanship, dint, dominance, dominancy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • prepotency — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition or fact of being dominant: ascendance, ascendancy, dominance, domination, paramountcy, predominance, preeminence, preponderance, preponderancy, supremacy. See OVER …   English dictionary for students

  • prepotency — prɪː pəʊtnsɪ n. superiority, predominance, preeminence; strong influence, strong power …   English contemporary dictionary

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