incomplete dominance

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incomplete dominance In genetics, the situation of partial dominance in which a heterozygote shares a phenotype that is quantitatively intermediate between those of the corresponding homozygotes.

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incomplete dominance The condition that arises when neither allele controlling a characteristic is dominant and the aspect displayed by the organism results from the partial influence of both alleles. For example, a snapdragon plant with alleles for red and for white flowers produces pink flowers. Compare codominance.

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incomplete dominance See PARTIAL DOMINANCE.