acetogen etymology

English word acetogen comes from English -gen (A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.), English aceto-

Detailed word origin of acetogen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-gen English (eng) A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.
aceto- English (eng) (organic chemistry) Containing a methyl group bonded to a carbonyl group. e.g. acetophenone. (organic chemistry) Containing a methyl group bonded to a carboxyl group.
acetogen English (eng) (biology) Any organism that generates acetic acid or acetate as a product of acetogenesis.

Words with the same origin as acetogen

Descendants of -gen
acrogen androgen antiflorigenic carcinogen carcinogenic chalcogenide comedogenic estrogen gasogen hallucinogen hallucinogenic litogen melanogen morphogen mutagen narced neogen nitragin nitrogen organogen osteogen procarcinogen pruritogen pyrogen zymogen
Descendants of aceto-
acetanilide acetoacetate acetoacetic acetoacetyl acetoamide acetoarsenite acetocarmine acetogenic acetohydroxamic acetohydroxamic acid acetokinase acetolactic acetolytic acetometer acetonitrile acetopathy acetophenazine acetophenone acetosoluble acetotartrate acetovanillone acetowhitening aminoacetophenone chloroacetophenone