What does -gen mean?

-gen meaning in Etymology Dictionary

word-forming factor theoretically indicating "anything produced," but mainly, in contemporary usage, "thing that creates or triggers," from French -g


-gen meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix utilized in scientific words in sense of making, generating: as, amphigen, amidogen, halogen.

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  • A suffix meaning produced, created; because, exogen.

-gen meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix found in clinical terms in the feeling of producing, producing: since, amphigen, amidogen, halogen.

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  • A suffix definition produced, created; as, exogen.