Word Root: Geno

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Definition & Meaning: Word Root Geno

‘Geno’ is one of the most common word roots and is frequently used in several words.
The word root ‘GENO’/ ‘GEN’ means race, kind, family or birth.

A common word based on this root is ‘Genocide’. The root ‘cide’ refers to ‘killing’,
Combining the roots ‘geno’ and ‘cide’, we arrived at the meaning of the word genocide:
Geno + cide = Killing of a race

Words based on the root GENO/GEN

1. Genarch: A head of family
2. Gender: Belonging to one or another sex
3. Gene: A part of cell passed from a parent/family to a child
4. Genealogy: The study of families
5. Genealogist: One who studies families
6. General: Concerning all kinds
7. Generation: Belonging to the same kind of age
8. Generic: Relating to a group/kind of things
9. Genesis: The origin or birth of something
10. Genetics: The study of how characteristics passed from one generation to another
11. Genocline: A change of character/kind across a geographical area as a result from the gene flow
12. Genotype: The inherited characteristics from one’s ancestors or families
13. Genre: A particular kind in literature, music or art
14. Genus: A general kind of something
15. Degeneration: the process of decline or of getting from a higher to a lower kind
16. Homogeneous: Belonging to the same kind
17. Heterogeneous: Belonging to different kinds
18. Progeny: The offspring of a person, animal or plant

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