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gēn
char. base, source; base (of part of body or object); completely, thoroughly
Other meanings
[gēn]   n. root; base, origin, cause; offspring; (Math.) root; (chemistry) radical
[gēn]   m. measure word for long and thin things
    tree
 n/a 
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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gēn jù
prep./n. according to; basis, support, evidence
gēn zhì
v. bring under permanent control, effect a radical cure
qiáng gēn
n. foot of a wall
gēn chú
v. to eliminate, to eradicate
gēn jué
v. to eradicate; to exterminate; to root out
shé gēn
n. (TCM) root of the tongue