a combining form meaning “origin,” used in the formation of compound words: phylogeny.
Origin of -geny
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n combining form
indicating origin or manner of developmentphylogeny
Word Origin for -geny
from Greek -geneia, from -genēs born
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word-forming element meaning "genesis, origin, production," from French -génie, from Greek -geneia, from genes "born, produced" (see genus).
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Production; generation; origin:ontogeny.
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