Te·leg'o·ny noun [ Greek th^le far + root of Greek ... 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
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• (n.) The supposed influence of a father upon offspring subsequent to his own, begotten of the same mother by another father.
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(from the article `heredity`) ...these beliefs are is suggested in the Book of Genesis, in which Laban produced spotted or striped progeny in sheep by showing the pregnant ewes ...
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telegony 1. A discredited, superstitious belief that offspring bred from one sire may also inherit characteristics from another sire to which the dam had been successfully bred on a previous occasion. 2. The supposed influence of a father upon offspring subsequent to his own, begotten of the same m...
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[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 might partake of traits of a previous ...
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The Telegony (Greek: Τηλεγόνεια, Tēlegoneia; 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 Ithaca. It was part of the Epic Cycle of poems that recounted th...
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Telegony is the supposed appearance in offspring characteristics derived not from the father of the offspring, but from a previous father to whom the mother has borne offspring.
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Telegony is the theory of pre-paternal influence on offspring. That is, that a previous male mate may pass characteristics to an offspring conceived by the same mother, but a different father. No evidence has been furnished to support the theory, but never the less, it was a popular belief amongst a...
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The myth that the sire from a previous mating can influence the offspring of a succeeding sire.
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