hallucinogen etymology

English word hallucinogen comes from English hallucination, English -gen (A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.), English balanephagous ((rare) Acorn-eating.)

Detailed word origin of hallucinogen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
hallucination English (eng) A sensory perception of something that does not exist, often arising from disorder of the nervous system, as in delirium tremens; a delusion.. The act of hallucinating; a wandering of the mind; an error, mistake or blunder.
-gen English (eng) A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.
balanephagous English (eng) (rare) Acorn-eating.
hallucinogen English (eng) Any substance tending to induce hallucination.

Words with the same origin as hallucinogen

Descendants of hallucination
Descendants of -gen
acrogen androgen antiflorigenic carcinogen carcinogenic chalcogenide comedogenic estrogen gasogen litogen melanogen morphogen mutagen narced neogen nitragin nitrogen organogen osteogen procarcinogen pruritogen pyrogen zymogen
Descendants of balanephagous