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prepotency

(prē-pōt′n-sē)
n.
1. The condition of being greater in power, influence, or force than another or others; predominance.
2. Genetics The ability of one parent, variety, or strain to transmit individual traits to an offspring, apparently to the exclusion of the other parent, variety, or strain.
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Microsatellite DNA markers have prepotency of linkage mapping than AFLP (Rafalski et al.
Make no mistake, Guy Harwood's Guineas, Eclipse and King Georgewinning three-year-old wasn't the only beast seeking to lay claim to prepotency on that balmy Paris afternoon.
69) While one cannot always be sure how words were received, in the context of the growing prepotency of the Medici in the period it could well be that there is an oblique reference here to the increasingly oligarchical character of Florentine governance and its implications for Florentines' much-prized republican freedom.
In "Stern," the powerful short elegy on Ted Hughes, for instance, Heaney cleaves to a stern master of the end-stop, an altogether different prepotency from the chop-chop rhythm of the warming and destroying goddess.
It is difficult to overestimate the prepotency of change as the principal driving force of contemporary and future organizations, and the necessity of leaders to respond appropriately to the radical changes that are buffeting organizations and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
217) Grove and Meehl argued, however, that clinicians are bad at identifying the presence of characteristics that may justify the prepotency of clinical judgment.