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supergene1

[soo-per-jeen] /ˈsu pərˌdʒin/
adjective, Geology
1.
formed by descending waters, as mineral or ore deposits (opposed to hypogene).
Origin of supergene1
1945-1950
1945-50; super- + -gene, as in hypogene

supergene2

[soo-per-jeen] /ˈsu pərˌdʒin/
noun, Genetics.
1.
a portion of a chromosome consisting of linked genes that act as a single unit of inheritance.
Origin
1945-50; super- + gene
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