- superiority in power, force, or influence
- Biol. the greater capacity of one parent to transmit certain characteristics to offspring: a theory now rejected
Origin of prepotencyClassical Latin praepotentia: see pre- and amp; potent
- The condition of being greater in power, influence, or force than another or others; predominance.
- 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.