from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Reduction in potency, as of a drug.
- n. Reduction in the power to transmit hereditary characteristics.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being subordinate in power; specifically, in biology, the subordination of the influence of one parent to that of the other in inheritance.
Sorry, no etymologies found.