[ koh-dom-uh-nuh nt ]
/ koʊˈdɒm ə nənt /
Ecology. being one of two or more species that are equally dominant in a biotic community: a forest in which oak and hickory are codominant.
Genetics. of or relating to two different alleles that are fully expressed in a heterozygous individual.
Related formsco·dom·i·nance, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for codominance
/ (kəʊˈdɒmɪnənt) /
genetics (of genes) having both alleles expressed equally in the phenotype of the organism
Derived Formscodominance, noun
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Medicine definitions for codominance
[ kō-dŏm′ə-nənt ]
Of or relating to an equal degree of dominance of two genes, both being expressed in the phenotype of the individual.
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Science definitions for codominance
[ kō-dŏm′ə-nənt ]
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.
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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