genic

adjective
gen·ic | \ˈjē-nik, ˈje- \

Definition of genic 

(Entry 1 of 2)

Definition of -genic (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : producing : forming carcinogenic

2 : produced by : formed from biogenic

3 [ photogenic ] : suitable for production or reproduction by (such) a medium telegenic

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Other Words from genic

Adjective

genically \ˈjē-ni-k(ə-)lē, ˈje- \ adverb

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The Ocean Cleanup’s profile has been elevated by its media-genic founder and leader. James Rainey /, NBC News, "A young Dutch inventor wants to clean plastic from the ocean. Can he do it?," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of genic

Adjective

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for genic

Adjective

gene + -ic entry 1

Adjective combining form

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

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genic

adjective
gen·ic | \ˈjēn-ik, ˈjen- \

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Other Words from genic

genically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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