genic

adjective
gen·​ic | \ ˈjē-nik How to pronounce genic (audio) , ˈje- How to pronounce genic (audio) \

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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Adjective

genically \ ˈjē-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce genically (audio) , 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 How to pronounce genic (audio) , ˈjen- How to pronounce genic (audio) \

Medical Definition of genic

Other Words from genic

genically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce genically (audio) \ adverb

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