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 History of this Word

"gen" is from "genes" (born) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
biogenic
progeny
hydrogen
pathogen

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-gen" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates produces or is produced. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-gen illustration Hallucinogenic substances have been used worldwide for centuries to induce altered states for religious and spiritual purposes.
-gen illustration Healthy soldiers were taken down with phosgene gas poisoning up to 48 hours after inhalation.