supergene

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

super- +‎ gene

Noun[edit]

supergene (plural supergenes)

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  1. (genetics) A group of neighbouring genes on a chromosome that are inherited together because of close genetic linkage and are functionally related in an evolutionary sense.

Adjective[edit]

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supergene (not comparable)

  1. (geology, of a mineral) leached and then deposited by descending waters

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