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dominant

 [dom´ĭ-nant]
1. exerting a ruling or controlling influence.
2. in genetics, capable of expression when carried by only one of a pair of homologous chromosomes; see dominant gene.
3. an allele or trait that has this characteristic.
dominant side the half of the body in which a person is stronger; writing and eating are usually done with the hand on the dominant side. See also handedness.

dom·i·nant

(dom'i-nănt),
1. Ruling or controlling.
2. In genetics, denoting an allele possessed by one of the parents of a hybrid that is expressed in the latter to the exclusion of a contrasting allele (the recessive) from the other parent.
[L. dominans, pres. p. of dominor, to rule, fr. dominus, lord, master, fr. domus, house]

dominant

(dŏm′ə-nənt)
adj.
1. Tending to be stronger than its counterpart or used for the most important tasks or in the most pressing situations: Which is your dominant eye? Throw the ball with your dominant arm.
2. Genetics Of, relating to, or being an allele that produces the same phenotypic effect in heterozygotes as in homozygotes.
3. Ecology Of, relating to, or being a species that is most characteristic of an ecological community and usually determines the presence, abundance, and type of other species.
n.
1. Genetics A dominant allele or a trait produced by a dominant allele.
2. Ecology A dominant species.

dom′i·nant·ly adv.

dominant

Genetics
noun A phenotype expressed when a particular gene is present in a cell, regardless of whether the allelic set contains 2 different forms of expression; the allele with the masked phenotype is termed recessive.
 
Autosomal dominant disorders
Achondroplasia, familial hypercholesterolemia, Huntington’s disease.

Sexology
adjective, noun Top; Referring to the person, or the person him- or herself, who takes the active or controlling role in a BDSM relationship, which contrasts to the submissive (bottom) position or role.

dominant

Genetics A phenotype expressed when a particular gene is present in a cell, regardless of whether the allelic set contains 2 different forms of expression; the allele with the masked phenotype is termed recessive Dominant disorders Achondroplasia, familial hypercholesterolemia, Huntington's disease. See Filial generation, Homozygote, Trait. Cf Recessive.

dom·i·nant

(dom'i-nănt)
1. Ruling or controlling.
2. genetics Denoting an allele possessed by one of the parents of a hybrid that is expressed in the latter to the exclusion of a contrasting allele (the recessive) from the other parent.
[L. dominans, pres. p. of dominor, to rule, fr. dominus, lord, master, fr. domus, house]

dominant

See DOMINANCE.
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We found that the total work H/Q ratio at 180[degrees]/s in adult sedentary women after 6th months in the aerobic, stabilization, and control groups on the dominant side to be 77.7%[+ or -]13%, 81%[+ or -]14%, 74%[+ or -]16% and on the non-dominant side to be 79.4%[+ or -]15%, 93.5%[+ or -]28%, 79.5%[+ or -]21%, respectively.
Moreover, we also found that there were significant increases in strength of knee extensor muscles on the dominant side and nondominant side in the GEJ-treated group (n = 21) self-controlled before and after 12 weeks of treatment (all P < 0.01, Table 3 and Figure 3).
Brain research has confirmed that just as you have a dominant hand, eye, and even a dominant foot, you probably have a dominant side of your brain.
"Abumoslem played well too but we were the dominant side in the second half." Abumoslem's coach Nasser Pourmehdi said that the heavy defeat was because of several problems they faced in the past weeks.
West End were the much more dominant side in the second period but were guilty of squandering several good chances to make the game comfortable.
Promoted Freiburg were the dominant side, missing several good scoring opportunities.
"Someone's degree of handedness should influence how strongly they show a preference for their dominant side: Strongly handed people (whether left or right) should show a stronger preference, and weakly handed people, close to ambidextrous, should show a weaker preference.
The 42-year-old, who has had two spells as Pakistan coach, said: "We have a fantastic challenge to not only get Middlesex back into Division One of the County Championship but to work toward becoming the dominant side in the short form."
More cases of osteoporosis were diagnosed when both forearms were scanned with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) than when the dominant side alone was scanned, Pam Johnson reported during a poster session at the annual meeting of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry.
But if someone doesn't have a defined path to follow and can't see a final destination, the person will curve toward his or her dominant side. If allowed to continue, the person will eventually walk in a circular or elliptical path.
Barkers looked the dominant side and showed some promising signs although the flow of the game was constantly disrupted by errors in the deteriorating conditions.
It's coming into vogue in some circles to carry the handgun on the dominant side and the knife opposite, so if you have to defend yourself against a disarming attempt, you can use the support hand to cut the attacking limb.

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