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gen·e·sis  audio  (jn-ss) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. gen·e·ses  (-sz) KEY 
  1. The coming into being of something; the origin. See Synonyms at beginning.
  2. Genesis Abbr. Gen. or Gn A book of the Bible. See Table at Bible.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin, from Greek; see gen- in Indo-European roots


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