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overdominance

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overdominance o·ver·dom·i·nance (ō'vər-dŏm'ə-nəns)
n.
The condition in which a heterozygote has a phenotype that is more pronounced or better adapted than that of either homozygote.


o'ver·dom'i·nant adj.
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