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Prepotency   Listen
noun
Prepotency  n.  
1.
The quality or condition of being prepotent; predominance. (Obs.)
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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"Prepotency" Quotes from Famous Books



... had a first class pup in the litter. Hence I repeat, if a dog "nicks" with your bitch, resulting in good pups, do not on any account ever change. Let the marriage last for life. Somewhat closely connected with this last fact is another equally important, the fact of prepotency in a stud dog, consisting of the capacity on the part of the dog to transmit his share of characteristics to his offspring in a far larger degree than is imparted by the average dog. Those who closely follow the breed will discover how certain dogs do, and have done in the past, ...
— The Boston Terrier and All About It - A Practical, Scientific, and Up to Date Guide to the Breeding of the American Dog • Edward Axtell

... do a certain amount of work in this direction; Professor Cossar Ewart, for example, one of those fine, subtle, unhonoured workers who are the glory of British science and the condemnation of our social order, has done much to clarify the discussion of telegony and prepotency, and there are many such medical men as Mr. Reid who broaden their daily practice by attention to these great issues. One thinks of certain other names. Professors Karl Pearson, Weldon, Lloyd Morgan, ...
— Mankind in the Making • H. G. Wells



Words linked to "Prepotency" :   predominance, dominance, control, ascendance, ascendency, predomination, ascendancy, ascendence



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