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gen

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noun \ˈjen\

Definition of gen

chiefly British

  1. :  information 2a



Examples of gen

  1. <as he has for decades, he gets most of his gen from the BBC over the wireless>



Origin of gen

perhaps from general information


First Known Use: 1940

Rhymes with gen


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gen

abbreviation

Definition of gen

  1. 1 general

  2. 2 genitive

  3. 3 genus




Gen

abbreviation

Definition of Gen

  1. Genesis




gen-

combining form

Definition of gen-

  1. 1 :  offspring :  race <genocide>

  2. 2 :  genus :  kind <genotype>



Variants of gen-

or geno-

Origin of gen-

Greek genos birth, race, kind — more at kin


-gen

noun combining form

Definition of -gen

  1. 1 :  producer <androgen>

  2. 2 :  one that is (so) produced <cultigen>



Variants of -gen

also -gene

Origin of -gen

French -gène, from Greek -genēs born; akin to Greek genos birth


Medical Dictionary

gen

abbreviation

Medical Definition of gen

  1. 1general

  2. 2genus




gen-

combining form

Medical Definition of gen-

  1. 1:  race :  ethnic group <genocide>

  2. 2:  genus :  kind <genotype>

  3. 3:  gene <genome>



Variants of gen-

or geno-

-gen

noun combining form \jən, ˌjen\

Medical Definition of -gen

  1. 1:  producer <allergen> <carcinogen>

  2. 2:  one that is (so) produced <phosgene>



Variants of -gen

also -gene \ˌjēn\

Learn More about gen

  1. Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for "gen" Medical Dictionary: Definition of "gen" Spanish Central: Translation of "gen"


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