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a suffix of adjectives corresponding to nouns with stems in -gen: erogenous .
Origin of -genous Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -genous


combining form
yielding or generating: androgenous, erogenous
generated by or issuing from: endogenous
Word Origin
from -gen + -ous
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Word Origin and History for -genous

word-forming element meaning "generating, producing, yielding;" see -gen + -ous.

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-genous in Medicine

-genous suff.

  1. Producing; generating: hematogenous.

  2. Produced by or produced in a specified manner: exogenous.

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