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Meaning of genic

gen•ic

Pronunciation: ( jen'ik), [key]
— adj. Biol.
  1. of, pertaining to, resembling, or arising from a gene or genes.

-genic

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form often corresponding to nouns ending inorwith the following senses: “producing or causing” (hallucinogenic); “produced or caused by” (cosmogenic); “pertaining to a gene or genes” (polygenic); “pertaining to suitability for reproduction by a medium” (telegenic). Cf. -genous.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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