Pronunciation: ( jen'ik), [key]
of, pertaining to, resembling, or arising from a gene or genes.
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). Cf. -genous.
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