quasidominance

[ kwā′zī-dŏmə-nəns, -sī-, kwä′zē-, -sē- ]

n.

The appearance of a recessive trait in generation after generation of a population as a result of repeated consanguineous matings; false dominance.

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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Other words from quasidominance

qua′si•domi•nant adj.
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