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. Produced by the activity of living organisms.
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.

1. Originating from life or producing life.
2. Living on or in other organisms.
The production and emission of light by plants or by animals; bioluminescence.
The lengthening of certain stages in embryonic development.
cacogenesis (s) (noun), cacogeneses (pl)
1. The inability of two species to produce viable offspring: Because of cacogenesis, the cow gave birth to a calf which was not able to survive.
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.
caenogenesis, cenogenesis
1. Embryonic development in which the appearance of new features occurs as an adaptive response to environmental conditions.
2. The development by an embryo, fetus, or larva of organs or body parts that are lost in adult life.
caenogenetic, cenogenetic
1. Of recent origin.
2. Characterized by recent origins or development.
capnogenous (adjective), more capnogenous, most capnogenous
A reference to the cause smoking.
caprigenous (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Produced by a goat: Judy loved to drink caprigenous milk because she had such good childhood memories of drinking it every year at the county fair.
2. Etymology: from Latin caprigenus; caper, "goat" + gegnere "to produce".