- a suffix of adjectives corresponding to nouns with stems in -gen: erogenous.
Origin of -genous
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- yielding or generatingandrogenous; erogenous
- generated by or issuing fromendogenous
Word Origin for -genous
from -gen + -ous
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Word Origin and History for -genous
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- Producing; generating:hematogenous.
- Produced by or produced in a specified manner:exogenous.
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