incomplete dominance


the appearance in a heterozygote of a trait that is intermediate between either of the trait's homozygous phenotypes.

Nearby words

  1. incompetent,
  2. incomplete,
  3. incomplete abortion,
  4. incomplete antibody,
  5. incomplete antigen,
  6. incomplete fistula,
  7. incomplete flower,
  8. incomplete foot presentation,
  9. incomplete fracture,
  10. incomplete metamorphosis

Also called semidominance. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for in-complete dominance

incomplete dominance


A heterozygous condition in which both alleles at a gene locus are partially expressed and which often produces an intermediate phenotype.

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Science definitions for in-complete dominance

incomplete dominance


Genetics The fact or condition of being codominant.
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