An example of gen used as a suffix is in the word antigen, a substance that stimulates the production of an antibody.
Origin of gen
- Fr -gène < Gr -genēs, born < base of gignesthai, to be born, become: see genus
From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
- French -gène from Greek -genēs born genə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Shortened from general