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).

Nearby words

  1. superfood,
  2. superfortress,
  3. superfund,
  4. superfuse,
  5. supergalaxy,
  6. supergiant,
  7. supergiant star,
  8. superglacial,
  9. superglue,
  10. supergovernment

Origin of supergene

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

supergene

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[ 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

2
First recorded in 1945–50; super- + gene

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