One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
2Genetics. A condition in which a heterozygote (having a copy of two different alleles of a gene) has a phenotype which falls beyond the extremes of the range represented by the corresponding homozygotes (having two copies of one or other of the alleles).
Early 20th century. From over- + dominance.
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