genic

1 of 2

adjective

gen·​ic ˈjē-nik How to pronounce genic (audio) ˈje- How to pronounce genic (audio)
genically adverb

-genic

2 of 2

adjective combining form

1
: producing : forming
carcinogenic
2
: produced by : formed from
biogenic
3
[photogenic] : suitable for production or reproduction by (such) a medium
telegenic

Examples of genic in a Sentence

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Adjective
This would homogenize the variance in that genic region within the population in question (East Asians), as the numerous other haplotypes would decline in proportion. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 7 Dec. 2010 Instead of classic hard sweeps, researchers are suggesting that there may also be many 'soft' sweeps, where selection draws upon the well of standing genic variation. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 26 Nov. 2011 All of this social-genic visual fabric had been craftily woven to maximize phygital amplification. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 24 Sep. 2021 The Ocean Cleanup’s profile has been elevated by its media-genic founder and leader. James Rainey /, NBC News, 13 June 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

gene + -ic entry 1

Adjective combining form

International Scientific Vocabulary -gen & -geny + -ic entry 1

First Known Use

Adjective

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of genic was in 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Genic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genic. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

genic

adjective
gen·​ic ˈjēn-ik How to pronounce genic (audio) ˈjen- How to pronounce genic (audio)
genically adverb
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