neogen etymology

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

Detailed word origin of neogen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
neo- English (eng) (organic chemistry) Being a newly-discovered or -synthesized variant of an existing compound. (organic chemistry) Having a structure, similar to that of neopentane, in which each hydrogen atom of a methyl group has been replaced by an alkyl group. Contemporary. New.
-gen English (eng) A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.
neogen English (eng) (chemistry, archaic) An alloy resembling silver, consisting chiefly of copper, zinc, and nickel, with small proportions of tin, aluminium, and bismuth.

Words with the same origin as neogen

Descendants of neo-
Neoplatonic neo neobehaviourism neoburlesque neoclassical neocommunism neoconservativism neocortex neodymium neoepithelialization neogrammatical neoliberalist neolite neomercantilism neonatal neopatrimonial neopenis neophallus neoplasia neorealism neosilicate neotetrazolium neothalamus neotraditional neourethra
Descendants of -gen
acrogen androgen antiflorigenic carcinogen carcinogenic chalcogenide comedogenic estrogen gasogen hallucinogen hallucinogenic litogen melanogen morphogen mutagen narced nitragin nitrogen organogen osteogen procarcinogen pruritogen pyrogen zymogen