Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix Producer: androgen.
  • suffix One that is produced: phosgene.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A suffix used in scientific words in the sense of producing, generating: as, amphigen, amidogen, halogen.
  • A suffix meaning produced, generated.

Etymologies

French -gène, from Greek -genēs, born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek -γενής (genēs, "producer of") (Wiktionary)

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