a combining form meaning “that which produces,” used in the formation of compound words: endogen; hydrogen.
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Also -gene .
Origin of -gen
<French -gène ≪ Greek -genēs born, produced; akin to Latin genus,kin
Definition for -gen (2 of 3)
Definition for -gen (3 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for -gen (1 of 3)
/ (dʒɛn) /
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)
suffix forming nouns
producing or that which produceshydrogen
Word Origin for -gen
via French -gène, from Greek -genēs born
British Dictionary definitions for -gen (3 of 3)
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Medical definitions for -gen
One that is produced:phosgene.
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