Gen meaning

Gender.
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Genesis.
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Genitive.
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The basic or general information about someone or something.
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Genera.
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General.
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Generic.
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Genitive.
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Genus.
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Genesis.
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Something that produces.

Hydrogen.

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Something produced (in a specified way)

Pathogen.

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(chiefly UK, informal) Information.
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(fandom slang) Fanfiction that does not specifically focus on romance or sex.
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Alternative capitalization of Gen.
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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.

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Producer.

Androgen.

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One that is produced.

Phosgene.

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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
    From Wiktionary