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