[jen-uh-sahyd] /ˈdʒɛn əˌsaɪd/
the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.
the policy of deliberately killing a nationality or ethnic group
1944, apparently coined by Polish-born U.S. jurist Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959) in his work “Axis Rule in Occupied Europe” [p.19], in reference to Nazi extermination of Jews, literally “killing a tribe,” from Greek genos “race, kind” (see genus) + -cide. The proper formation would be *genticide.
Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aimed at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. [Lemkin]
Earlier in a similar sense was populicide (1799), from French populicide, by 1792, a word from the Revolution. This was taken into German, e.g. Völkermeuchelnden “genocidal” (Heine), which was Englished 1893 as folk-murdering.
The deliberate destruction of an entire race or nation. The Holocaust conducted by the Nazis in Germany and the Rwandan genocide are examples of attempts at genocide.
genocopy gen·o·cop·y (jěn’ə-kŏp’ē) n. A trait that is a phenotypic copy of a genetic trait but is caused by a mechanism other than genotype expression.
genodermatosis gen·o·der·ma·to·sis (jěn’ō-dûr’mə-tō’sĭs, jē’nō-) n. A skin condition of genetic origin.
[jen-oh-eez, -ees] /ˌdʒɛn oʊˈiz, -ˈis/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Genoa or its inhabitants. noun, plural Genoese. 2. a native or inhabitant of Genoa. /ˌdʒɛnəʊˈiːz/ noun (pl) -ese, -vese 1. a native or inhabitant of Genoa adjective 2. of or relating to Genoa or its inhabitants
[jen-uh-gram, jee-nuh-] /ˈdʒɛn əˌgræm, ˈdʒi nə-/ noun 1. a graphic representation of the personalities and interplay of within a family, used to identify repetitive patterns of behavior; a psychological family tree. 2. a graphic representation of medical conditions and age and cause of death of family members going back several generations, used especially to assess […]