|1.||having primary control, authority, or influence; governing; ruling|
|2.||predominant or primary: the dominant topic of the day|
|3.||occupying a commanding position|
|4.||genetics Compare recessive|
|a. (of an allele) producing the same phenotype in the organism irrespective of whether the allele of the same gene is identical or dissimilar|
|b. (of a character) controlled by such a gene|
|5.||music of or relating to the fifth degree of a scale|
|6.||ecology (of a plant or animal species within a community) more prevalent than any other species and determining the appearance and composition of the community|
|a. a dominant allele or character|
|b. an organism having such an allele or character|
|a. the fifth degree of a scale and the second in importance after the tonic|
|b. a key or chord based on this|
|9.||ecology a dominant plant or animal in a community|
dominant dom·i·nant (dŏm'ə-nənt)
Exercising the most influence or control.
Of, relating to, or being an allele that produces the same phenotypic effect whether inherited with a homozygous or heterozygous allele.
A dominant allele or trait.
An organism having a dominant trait.
|dominant (dŏm'ə-nənt) Pronunciation Key