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 History of this Word

"genesis" is from "genesis" (birth) 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.

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grammar is modifier

"-genesis" is a type of suffix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

-genesis illustration In this laboratory exercise you will observe features of diagenesis that are commonly seen in carbonate rocks.
-genesis illustration As the organs form, so do their component tissues, in a process termed histogenesis.