supergene

1 [soo-per-jeen]
adjective Geology.
formed by descending waters, as mineral or ore deposits (opposed to hypogene ).

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

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supergene

2 [soo-per-jeen]
noun Genetics.
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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The deposits commonly are metamorphosed to varying degrees or are weathered and enriched by supergene processes.
Commonly metamorphosed to varying degrees or weathered and enriched by supergene processes.
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