from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A group of closely linked genes occupying a large chromosomal segment and frequently functioning as a genetic unit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- adj. leached and then deposited by descending waters
super- + gene (Wiktionary)