supergene

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[ soo-per-jeen ]

adjectiveGeology.
  1. formed by descending waters, as mineral or ore deposits (opposed to hypogene).

Origin of supergene

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

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supergene2
[ soo-per-jeen ]

nounGenetics.
  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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