adjective Biology.
of, pertaining to, resembling, or arising from a gene or genes.

1920–25; gene + -ic Unabridged


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 ).
Compare -genous.

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genic (ˈdʒɛnɪk)
of or relating to a gene or genes

adj combining form
1.  relating to production or generation: carcinogenic
2.  well suited to or suitable for: photogenic
[from -gen + -ic]

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genic gen·ic (jē'nĭk, jěn'ĭk)
Of, relating to, produced by, or being genes or a gene.

-genic suff.

  1. Producing; generating: carcinogenic.

  2. Produced or generated by: cryptogenic.

  3. Suitable for production or reproduction by a specified medium: photogenic.

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No, it doesn't prove that, because sequences can come in over the transom through the trans-genic route.
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