A combining form (also -gene) used in the formation of compound words, meaning: 1) "one that generates:" → hydrogen, → halogen, andogen, and so on. 2) "one that is generated, produced:" exogen, cultigen, phosgene.
From Fr. -gène "producing," Gk. -genes "produced, born," → generate;
A combining form of genesis.
From L. genesis, from Gk. genesis "origin, generation," from gignesthai "to be born," related to genos "race, birth, descent," cognate with Pers. zâdan "to bring forth, give birth," → generate.
Fr.: secrétaire général
The head or chief administrative officer of a secretariat.