[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. gen up,
  2. gen x,
  3. gen y,
  4. gen.,
  5. gen. mtg.,
  6. genae,
  7. genal gland,
  8. genappe,
  9. genappe yarn,
  10. genck

Origin of gena

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

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

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Medicine definitions for genal


[ jēnə ]

n. pl. ge•nae (-nē)

The cheek or lateral side of the face.
Related formsgenal adj.

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