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Meaning of PREPOTENCY

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

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.

 

 

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