genic

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adjective gen·ic \ˈjē-nik, ˈje-\

Definition of genic

  1. :  genetic 2b

genically

play \ˈjē-ni-k(ə-)lē, ˈje-\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of genic

gene + 1-ic


First Known Use: 1918


-genic

adjective combining form gen·ic

Definition of -genic

  1. 1 :  producing :  forming carcinogenic

  2. 2 :  produced by :  formed from biogenic

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

Origin and Etymology of -genic

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


Medical Dictionary

genic

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adjective gen·ic \ˈjēn-ik, ˈjen-\

Medical Definition of genic

  1. :  genetic 2

genically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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