carcinogenic etymology

English word carcinogenic comes from English -genic, English carcino- (Cancer.. Crab, crustacean.)

Detailed word origin of carcinogenic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-genic English (eng) Produced or generated by something. Producing or generating something. Suitable to be produced, or reproduced.
carcino- English (eng) Cancer.. Crab, crustacean.
carcinogenic English (eng) Causing or tending to cause cancer.

Words with the same origin as carcinogenic

Descendants of -genic
Eurogenic acidogenic agnogenic arrhythmogenicity biogenic cardiogenic cariogenic cladogenic cryogenic endogenic lysogenicity mediagenicity monogenic myceliogenic neurogenic osteogenic pathogenic petrogenic photogenicity psychogenic tenogenic toxicogenic transgenic tremorogenic
Descendants of carcino-
anticarcinogen carcinocyte carcinogen carcinogenetic carcinoid carcinological carcinologist carcinology carcinophobia carcinosarcoma carcinosis carcinostatic hepatocarcinogen hepatocarcinogenic noncarcinogen photocarcinogen procarcinogen