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supergene

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noun su·per·gene \ˈsü-pər-ˌjēn\

Definition of supergene

  1. :  a group of linked genes acting as an allelic unit especially when due to the suppression of crossing-over



1949

First Known Use of supergene

1949


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supergene

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noun su·per·gene \ˈsü-pər-ˌjēn\

Medical Definition of supergene

  1. :  a group of linked genes acting as an allelic unit especially when due to the suppression of crossing-over




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