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-gen

or -gene
suff.
1. Producer: androgen.
2. One that is produced: phosgene.

[French -gène, from Greek -genēs, born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

-gen

suffix forming nouns
1. producing or that which produces: hydrogen.
2. something produced: carcinogen.
[via French -gène, from Greek -genēs born]

-gen

a combining form meaning “something that produces, stimulates the production of, or induces” the thing specified by the initial element: antigen; carcinogen.
[< French -gène « Greek -genēs born, produced; akin to gígnesthai to beget, and to Latin genus, kin]

Gen.

1. General.
2. Genesis.

gen.

1. gender.
2. genitive.
3. genus.