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[jee-nuh, gen-uh] /ˈdʒi nə, ˈgɛn ə/
noun, plural genae
[jee-nee, gen-ee] /ˈdʒi ni, ˈgɛn i/ (Show IPA).
Zoology, Anatomy.
the cheek or side region of the head.
Origin of gena
1820-30; < Latin: cheek; cognate with Greek génys jaw, chin
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genal, adjective Unabridged
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gena ge·na (jē'nə)
n. pl. ge·nae (-nē)
The cheek or lateral side of the face.

ge'nal adj.
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