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)
2. That part of biology that seeks to account for the resemblances and the differences in organisms related by descent.
It is the science that simply studies in living organisms such genetic phenomena as heredity and evolution, development and variation; whereas the doctrinal movement that tries to anticipate or enforce the practical utilization of the scientific principles studied is eugenics.
2. Living on or in other organisms.
2. A morbid or depraved formation; a monstrosity, a pathological condition: Joan's neighbor had a cacogenesis which was diagnosed as a very malignant tumor.
2. The development by an embryo, fetus, or larva of organs or body parts that are lost in adult life.
2. Characterized by recent origins or development.
2. Etymology: from Latin caprigenus; caper, "goat" + gegnere "to produce".