PREPOTENCY By N., Sam M.S. - 43 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." Related Psychology Terms A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide CHILD PSYCHIATRY Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development CHILD ABUSE (The Battered-Child Syndrome) DISCIPLINE (literally, “to learn”) ENURESIS (Bed-wetting) AFFECTIONAL DRIVE PERSONALITY TRAIT THEORY CHILD PSYCHOLOGY DOMINANCE RELATIONSHIP Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PREPOTENCY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/prepotency/ (accessed July 6, 2022).