-geny


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-geny

(word root) origin
Examples of words with the root -geny: progeny

-geny

suff.
Production; generation; origin: ontogeny.

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

-geny

n combining form
indicating origin or manner of development: phylogeny.
[from Greek -geneia, from -genēs born]
-genic adj combining form

Gen Y

or GenY

(ˈdʒɛn ˈwaɪ)
n.
[1990–95]

-geny

a combining form meaning “development,” “formation,” “growth” of the thing, or in the place or manner specified by the initial element: phylogeny.
[1885–90; < Greek -geneia. See -gen, -y3]