-gen -gen [(1) From Gr. -gen-, from the same root as ge`nos race, stock (see {Genus}). (2) From Gr. suffix -genh`s born. Cf. F. -g[`e]ne.] 1. A suffix used in scientific words in the sense of producing, generating: as, amphigen, amidogen, halogen. [1913 Webster]

2. A suffix meaning produced, generated; as, exogen. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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