[ jen-ik ]
/ ˈdʒɛn ɪk /
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Definition for genic (2 of 2)
a combining form often corresponding to nouns ending in -gen or -geny, with the following senses: “producing or causing” (hallucinogenic); “produced or caused by” (cosmogenic); “pertaining to a gene or genes” (polygenic); “pertaining to suitability for reproduction by a medium” (telegenic).
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British Dictionary definitions for genic (1 of 2)
/ (ˈdʒɛnɪk) /
of or relating to a gene or genes
British Dictionary definitions for genic (2 of 2)
adj combining form
relating to production or generationcarcinogenic
well suited to or suitable forphotogenic
Word Origin for -genic
from -gen + -ic
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Medicine definitions for genic (1 of 2)
[ jē′nĭk, jĕn′ĭk ]
Of, relating to, produced by, or being genes or a gene.
Medicine definitions for genic (2 of 2)
Produced or generated by:cryptogenic.
Suitable for production or reproduction by a specified medium:photogenic.
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