- preeminent in power, authority, or influence; predominant: a prepotent name in the oil business.
- Genetics. noting, pertaining to, or having prepotency.
Origin of prepotent
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Such Dominants are a bi-sexual species in which the male is prepotent.Feminism and Sex-Extinction
The Italian race is, I believe, prepotent in mixed marriages.Rome
Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
The mark of this prepotent previous man is left on the house from cellar to attic.Certain Personal Matters
H. G. Wells
The famous bull Favourite is believed to have had a prepotent influence on the shorthorn race.
Thirdly, prepotency of transmission, which may be confined to one sex, or be common to both sexes of the prepotent form.
- greater in power, force, or influence
- biology showing prepotency
C15: from Latin praepotens very powerful, from posse to be able
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