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telegony

[tuh-leg-uh-nee] /təˈlɛg ə ni/
noun
1.
a former belief that a sire can influence the characteristics of the progeny of the female parent and subsequent mates.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; tele-1 + -gony
Related forms
telegonic
[tel-i-gon-ik] /ˌtɛl ɪˈgɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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telegony

/tɪˈlɛɡənɪ/
noun
1.
(genetics) the supposed influence of a previous sire on offspring borne by a female to other sires
Derived Forms
telegonic (ˌtɛlɪˈɡɒnɪk), telegonous, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from tele- + -gony. Compare Greek tēlegonos ``born far from one's homeland''
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