[jen-ik] /ˈdʒɛn ɪk/

adjective, Biology.
of, pertaining to, resembling, or arising from a or .
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).
of or relating to a gene or genes
combining form
relating to production or generation: carcinogenic
well suited to or suitable for: photogenic

word-forming element meaning “producing;” see -gen + -ic.

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

-genic suff.


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