a suffix of adjectives corresponding to nouns with stems in -gen: erogenous.

Words nearby -genous

Origin of -genous

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British Dictionary definitions for -genous


adj combining form

yielding or generatingandrogenous; erogenous
generated by or issuing fromendogenous

Word Origin for -genous

from -gen + -ous
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Medical definitions for -genous



Producing; generating:hematogenous.
Produced by or produced in a specified manner:exogenous.
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