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codominant

[kō-dŏmə-nənt]
  1. Relating to two alleles of a gene pair in a heterozygote that are both fully expressed. When alleles for both white and red are present in a carnation, for example, the result is a pink carnation since both alleles are codominant.
  2. Being one of two or more of the most common or important species in an ecological community. Like a dominant species, codominant species often influence the presence and type of other species in the community.
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  • Next the three most abundant plants other than the dominant and codominants were rated for each station, where possible.

    Comparative Ecology of Pinyon Mice and Deer Mice in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

    Charles L. Douglas