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-gen

1.
a combining form meaning “that which produces,” used in the formation of compound words:
endogen; hydrogen.
Origin
< French -gèneGreek -genēs born, produced; akin to Latin genus, kin
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British Dictionary definitions for -gen

-gen

suffix
1.
producing or that which produces hydrogen
2.
something produced carcinogen
Word Origin
via French -gène, from Greek -genēs born
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-gen in Medicine

-gen or -gene
suff.

  1. Producer: androgen.

  2. One that is produced: phosgene.

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