gena

[ jee-nuh, gen-uh ]
/ ˈdʒi nə, ˈgɛn ə /

noun, plural ge·nae [jee-nee, gen-ee]. /ˈdʒi ni, ˈgɛn i/. Zoology, Anatomy.

the cheek or side region of the head.

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Origin of gena

1820–30; <Latin: cheek; cognate with Greek génys jaw, chin

OTHER WORDS FROM gena

genal, adjective
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Medical definitions for gena

gena
[ jēnə ]

n. pl. ge•nae (-nē)

The cheek or lateral side of the face.

Other words from gena

genal adj.
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