geno-, gen-, genit-, gener-, -gen

(Greek > Latin: race, kind; line of descent; origin, creation; pertaining to sexual relations, reproduction, or heredity; and more recently, a gene or genes)

1. Inheritance or succession by the youngest son of the family.
2. The mode of succession by which the right of inheritance pertains to the youngest member of a family.
vasculogenesis (s), vasculogeneses (pl)
1. Any formation of the vascular system or of new blood vessels.
2. The formation of the blood vessels and therefore the vascular system in its entirety.
viridigenous (adjective), more viridigenous, most viridigenous
Certain microscopic vegetable organisms which, when swallowed as food by mollusks; such as, the oyster and clam, produce a green tinge on their flesh.
Yolk producing or producing yolk.
xenogenesis, xenogenetic, xenogenic
A supposed production of offspring permanently unlike the parent; also heterogenesis.
Adapted to or living in or on wood.
zoogenesis (s) (noun) (no pl)
The theory of animal production or generation: Zoogenesis is a hypothesis that the significant kinds of life forms developed individually and independent from each other.
zoogenetic (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to the belief of animal propagation; pertaining to "zoogenesis": For her essay at the end of the semester, Jane finally found some information regarding zoogenetic processes involved with the fauna in the area near her home.
zoogenous (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Produced, acquired, or caused by animals; zoogenic: Little Lynn knew that milk could be bought at a grocery store, but was surprised to know that it actually was a zoogenous product from cows!
2. Originating in or produced by animals; viviparous: Susan found out in her biology book that zoogenous animals were those that gave birth to living young, but not to be confused with oviparous, or egg-laying, animals.
zymogenesis (s) (noun) (no pl)
The transformation of a proenzyme, or zymogen, into an active enzyme: Heather learned in her class at school that by zymogenesis it was possible for an inactive precursor to be converted into a kinetic enzyme, or in other words, into a complex protein acting as a catalyst.
zymogenous (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to the cause of fermentation: Zymogenous organisms exist only for a short time in a specific habitat and the number of them vary as a reaction to the accessibility of certain nutrients.