PREPOTENCY

noun. 1. the quality or state of having more power, impact, or force. 2. the ability for one of two mothers or fathers to transmit more of their inherited traits to a child than the other.

PREPOTENCY: "Prepotency is observed most in punnet squares dictating dominant genes, and likewise, in cases of mixed ethnicities where one ethnicity if known to be dominant over the other."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PREPOTENCY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/prepotency/ (accessed December 14, 2019).
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