codominant

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See also: co-dominant

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Etymology[edit]

From co- +‎ dominant.

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Adjective[edit]

codominant (not comparable)

  1. Equally dominant.
    codominant species in a region
  2. (genetics) Describing two or more alleles that are equally dominant.
    • 1999, Matt Ridley, Genome, Harper Perennial 2004, p. 137:
      A and B are ‘co-dominant’ versions of the same gene, O being the ‘recessive’ form of it.

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Noun[edit]

codominant (plural codominants)

  1. A species or organism that jointly dominates a region.
    • 1966, John R. Bassett, ‎Southern Forest Experiment Station (New Orleans, La.), Thinning loblolly pine from above and below
      Landowners cannot afford to cut submerchantable trees, yet many hesitate to cut merchantable dominants and codominants at the risk of downgrading the residual stand.