PREPOTENCY By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 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 CONVERGENT STRABIS TOUGHLOVE INTERNATIONAL VIRILITY TRANSFERENCE PHARMACOGENETICS BACKTRACK SEARCH POWER FUNCTION NEGATIVE OEDIPUS COMPLEX POWER ADULT ATTACHMENT INTERVIEW Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PREPOTENCY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/prepotency/ (accessed January 22, 2021).