-genous definition

  • suffix:
    • creating; generating: hematogenous.
    • Produced by or in a specified manner: hypogenous.
  • others:
    • A suffix signifying producing, producing
  • noun:
    • The terminal element in some words of Latin origin, meaning ‘-born,’ as in indigenous, born within a country, amnigenous, river-born, montigenous, mountain-born, etc.
    • The termination of adjectives from nouns in -gen, such as acrogenous, nitrogenous, etc.
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