supergene

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[soo-per-jeen]

Origin of supergene

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

supergene

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[soo-per-jeen]
noun Genetics.
  1. 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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