overdominance

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o·ver·dom·i·nance

(ō'vĕr-dom'i-năns),
That state in which the heterozygote has greater phenotype value and perhaps is more fit than the homozygous state for either of the alleles that it comprises. Compare: balanced polymorphism.

overdominance

(ō′vər-dŏm′ə-nəns)
n.
The condition of a heterozygote having a phenotype that is more pronounced or better adapted than that of either homozygote.

o′ver·dom′i·nant adj.

o·ver·dom·i·nance

(ō'vĕr-dom'i-năns)
That state in which the heterozygote has greater phenotype value and perhaps is more fit than the homozygous state for either of the alleles that it comprises.
Compare: balanced polymorphism

overdominance

a phenotypic condition in which the HETEROZYGOTE expresses a stronger manifestation of the trait than either HOMOZYGOTE. Overdominance produces heterozygous advantage that can maintain a GENETIC POLYMORPHISM in a population.