Origin of genprobably from gen(eral information)
Gen means producing or produced by.
An example of gen used as a suffix is in the word antigen, a substance that stimulates the production of an antibody.
Chiefly Brit., Informal the basic or general information about someone or something
- Bible Genesis
- something that produces: hydrogen
- something produced (in a specified way): pathogen
Origin of -genFrench -gène from Classical Greek -gen?s, born from base of gignesthai, to be born, become: see genus
- a. generalb. generally
- also Gen or GEN general
- Bible Genesis
- Producer: androgen.
- One that is produced: phosgene.
Origin of -genFrench -gène from Greek -genēs born ; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
- Shortened from general
- Alternative capitalization of Gen.
- Gen f we do not arrive at the Volturno before Garibaldi reachts Cattolica, Cavour had said, the monarchy is lost, and Italy ~re 1 remain in the prison-house of the Revolution.
- Perfectly pure distilled sea-water dissociates, to an infinitesimal degree, into hydrogen (H) and hydroxyl (HO) ions, so that one litre of such water contains 1 X 10 7, or 1 part of a gram-molecule of either hydr010,000,000 gen or hydroxyl (a gramme-molecule of hydrogen is 2 grammes, or of hydroxyl 17 grammes).
- Prae-gen, Tergum of the praegenital somite.
- A prae-gen opisth - 'II' opisth pa FIG.
- Opisthosoma consisting of only ten somites, which have no tergal and sternal elements, the prae-genital somite contracted to form a " waist," as in the Pedipalpi; the last three narrowed to form a A B prae-1 2345 6789 io I I111I IV V VI gen Opisttaosoma Prosoma FIG.