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supergene

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[ soo-per-jeen ]
/ ˈsu pərˌdʒin /
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adjective Geology.
formed by descending waters, as mineral or ore deposits (opposed to hypogene).
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Origin of supergene

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1945–50; super- + -gene, as in hypogene

Other definitions for supergene (2 of 2)

supergene2
[ soo-per-jeen ]
/ ˈsu pərˌdʒin /

noun Genetics.
a portion of a chromosome consisting of linked genes that act as a single unit of inheritance.

Origin of supergene

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First recorded in 1945–50; super- + gene
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