/jenik/ A postfix
, a modified form of the Greek -genes
), by way of the French -gene
-genic can mean Producing or Forming (carcinogenic), produced by or formed from (nephrogenic), or suitable for production or reproduction by a given medium (photogenic).
It can also be used to mean 'of or relating to a gene' (intragenic), or having genes (polygenic).
In these cases, it can also be pronounced /jeenik/ (long 'E').