genus, genesis-, -gen, -gene, -genesis, -genetic, -genic, -geny, -genous

(Latin: birth, beget; descent, origin, creation, inception, beginning, race, sort; kind, class)

gentrification (jen" truh fi KAY shuhn) (s) (noun), gentrifications (pl)
The renewal and rebuilding that accompanies the arrival of large numbers of middle class or affluent people into deteriorating urban neighborhoods and often results in the displacement of earlier, usually poorer, residents: Renewed interest in urban living has been met with some disputes regarding gentrification and affordable housing.

The growth of a city can have a negative impact on longtime small businesses that cannot keep up with the expenses associated with gentrification and the rising costs of real estate.

gentrify (verb), gentrifies; gentrified; gentrifying
To change a place; such as, an old neighborhood, by improving it and making it more appealing to people who have the financial means to live better: As the neighborhood was gentrified, the people who had lived there for many years could no longer afford to stay there.
1. Actually possessing the alleged or apparent attribute or character; such as, genuine leather.
2. Not spurious (false) or counterfeit, but being authentic.
3. Having the claimed qualities or values; and so, being honest and open in relationships with others.
4. Belonging to, or proceeding from, the original stock; being native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; such as, a genuine text; a genuine production; or genuine materials.
A reference to being free from deceptions or pretenses; that is, being sincere: "He was genuinely concerned about her injuries."
1. Possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality, or origin of something; not counterfeit, but, being authentic and real.
2. Being free from pretense, affectation, or hypocrisy; but being sincere and having undisputed credibility.
3. Being authentic, bona fide, sincere, trustworthy, and straightforward: "The genuineness of the doctor's concerns for his patients was obvious."
geogenous (adjective) (not comparable)
In mycology, referring to an organism that grows in on on the ground: Some fungi are geogenous because they grow in the earth, and are therefore distinct from those that thrive on living forms of life not in the soil.
1. Any of several machines or devices, especially:
  • A machine for hoisting or moving heavy objects.
  • A pile driver.
  • A snare or trap for game.
  • A pump operated by a windmill.
2. To remove the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin.
3. Etymology: from Old French gin, "machine, device, scheme" a form of engin, "skill, cleverness" and "war machine"; from Latin ingenium, "inborn qualities, talent", from in-, "in" + gen-, root of gignere, "to beget, to produce".

At first (about 1200) the meaning referred more to "a trick" or "device" or "any machine"; especially, "military" or the sense of "someone who converts energy to mechanical power" (in the 18th century) particularly with reference to steam engines.