telegony

telegony
The belief that in the case of siblings from the same mother but different fathers the second sibling could inherit characteristics from the father of the first

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  • Telegony — Te*leg o*ny, n. [Gr. th^le far + root of Gr. ? to be born.] (Biol.) The supposed influence of a father upon offspring subsequent to his own, begotten of the same mother by another father. {Te*leg o*nous}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • telegony — telegony. См. телегония. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • telegony — [tə leg′ə nē] n. [Ger telegonie: see TELE & GONY] the supposed transmission of characters of one sire to offspring subsequently born to other sires by the same female telegonic [tel΄ə gän′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Telegony — The Telegony (Greek: polytonic|Τηλεγόνεια, Tēlegoneia ; Latin: Telegonia ) is a lost ancient Greek epic poem about Telegonus, son of Odysseus by Circe. His name ( born far away ) is indicative of his birth on Aeaea, far from Odysseus home of… …   Wikipedia

  • Telegony (pregnancy) — Telegony is a theory in heredity, now discredited but widely believed until the late 19th century, holding that offspring can inherit the characteristics of a previous mate of the female parent; thus the child of a widowed or remarried woman… …   Wikipedia

  • telegony — telegonic /tel i gon ik/, adj. /teuh leg euh nee/, n. a former belief that a sire can influence the characteristics of the progeny of the female parent and subsequent mates. [1890 95; TELE 1 + GONY] * * * …   Universalium

  • telegony — n. the unsubstantiated theory that mating with one male has an effect on the offspring of later matings with other males …   Medical dictionary

  • telegony — n. genetic theory which asserts that there is a hereditary influence of a previous father on the children of a woman who later has children with other men …   English contemporary dictionary

  • telegony — te·leg·o·ny …   English syllables

  • telegony — n. the unsubstantiated theory that mating with one male has an effect on the offspring of later matings with other males …   The new mediacal dictionary

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