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adjective Geology.
  1. formed by descending waters, as mineral or ore deposits (opposed to hypogene).
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Origin of supergene1

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


noun Genetics.
  1. a portion of a chromosome consisting of linked genes that act as a single unit of inheritance.
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Origin of supergene2

First recorded in 1945–50; super- + gene
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Historical Examples

  • Supergene enrichment has generally been treated as a continuously progressive process.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

    C. K. Leith