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a combining form meaning “that which produces,” used in the formation of compound words: endogen; hydrogen.
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Origin of -gen

<French -gène ≪ Greek -genēs born, produced; akin to Latin genus,kin

Other definitions for -gen (2 of 3)

gen.

abbreviation
gender.
general.
genitive.
genus.

Other definitions for -gen (3 of 3)

Gen.

abbreviation
Military. General.
Bible. Genesis.
Geneva.
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How to use -gen in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for -gen (1 of 3)

gen
/ (dʒɛn) /

noun
informal informationgive me the gen on your latest project See also gen up

Word Origin for gen

C20: from gen (eral information)

British Dictionary definitions for -gen (2 of 3)

-gen

suffix forming nouns
producing or that which produceshydrogen
something producedcarcinogen

Word Origin for -gen

via French -gène, from Greek -genēs born

British Dictionary definitions for -gen (3 of 3)

Gen.

abbreviation for
General
Bible Genesis
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Medical definitions for -gen

-gen

suff.
Producer:androgen.
One that is produced:phosgene.
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