noun Date: 1819 1. the fact or state of being dominant: as a. dominant position especially in a social hierarchy b. the property of one of a pair of alleles or traits that suppresses expression of the other in the heterozygous condition c. the influence or control over ecological communities exerted by a dominant 2. functional asymmetry between a pair of bodily structures (as the right and left hands)

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