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[jee-nuh, gen-uh]
noun, plural ge·nae [jee-nee, gen-ee] /ˈdʒi ni, ˈgɛn i/. Zoology, Anatomy.
  1. 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
Related formsge·nal, adjective
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n. pl. ge•nae (-nē)
  1. The cheek or lateral side of the face.
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Related formsgenal adj.
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