congener


con·ge·ner

noun \ˈkän-jə-nər, kən-ˈjē-\

Definition of CONGENER

1
:  a member of the same taxonomic genus as another plant or animal
2
:  a person, organism, or thing resembling another in nature or action <the New England private schools and their congeners west of the Alleghenies — Oliver La Farge>
3
:  a chemical substance related to another
con·ge·ner·ic \ˌkän-jə-ˈner-ik\ adjective
con·ge·ner·ous \kən-ˈjē-nə-rəs, -ˈje-nə-, (ˌ)kän-\ adjective

Origin of CONGENER

Latin, of the same kind, from com- + gener-, genus kind — more at kin
First Known Use: circa 1736

con·ge·ner

noun \ˈkän-jə-nər, kən-ˈjē-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONGENER

1
: a member of the same taxonomic genus as another plant or animal
2
: a chemical substance related to another <tetracycline and its congeners>
con·ge·ner·ic \ˌkän-jə-ˈner-ik\ adjective

Variants of CONGENER

con·ge·ner also co·ge·ner \ˈkō-ˌjē-nər, kō-ˈ\

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