Origin of gene
Origin of -gen
Examples from the Web for gene
Contemporary Examples of gene
It got it all out there… Gene Hackman and Douglas… Melvyn Douglas is amazing.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
Was the blackface scene with Gene Wilder in Silver Streak an important step in how American audiences view minstrelsy?How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America
David Yaffe, Scott Saul
December 10, 2014
You see, as far as passing the baton down, Michael used to look at Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and James Brown.Quincy Jones Talks Chicago’s Mean Streets, Why Kanye West Is No Michael Jackson, and Bieber
September 25, 2014
Other trials, to begin in the fall, will study a monovalent vaccine that has a gene only from the Zaire strain.Ebola Vaccine Will Do Little for Current Crisis
August 28, 2014
Although the gene itself stays unchanged, chemicals called methyl groups alter how that gene works.Researchers Have Created a New Blood Test to Predict Risk of Suicide
July 30, 2014
Historical Examples of gene
Jack bueno, mebbyso Gene bueno, mebbyso Clark, mebbyso Donny all time bueno.
"He wouldn't say a blamed thing about it," Gene complained sincerely.
"And that's a lie," Gene amended, with the frankness of a foster-brother.
"Well, you ask Clark, when you see him," Gene hinted darkly.
Gene and Clark came in, sulky still, and inclined to snappishness when they did speak.
Word Origin for gene
suffix forming nouns
Word Origin for -gen
1911, from German Gen, coined 1905 by Danish scientist Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen (1857-1927), from Greek genea "generation, race" (see genus). De Vries had earlier called them pangenes. Gene pool is attested from 1950.
common Irish surname, from Old Irish ceallach "war." As a type of pool played with 15 balls, it is attested from 1898. Kelly green first recorded 1917.
word-forming element technically meaning "something produced," but mainly, in modern use, "thing that produces or causes," from French -gène (18c.), from Greek -genes "born of, produced by," related to genos "birth" (see genus). Originally in late 18th century chemistry and probably reflecting misunderstanding of -genes, as though it meant "that which produces."