[ 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.

Origin of gena

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

Related forms

ge·nal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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[ jēnə ]

n. pl. ge•nae (-nē)

The cheek or lateral side of the face.

Related forms

genal adj.
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