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congener

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noun con·ge·ner \ˈkän-jə-nər, kən-ˈjē-\

Definition of congener

  1. 1 :  a member of the same taxonomic genus as another plant or animal

  2. 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. 3 :  a chemical substance related to another

congeneric play \ˌkän-jə-ˈner-ik\ adjective
congenerous play \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


Medical Dictionary

congener

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noun con·ge·ner \ˈkän-jə-nər, kən-ˈjē-\

Medical Definition of congener

  1. 1:  a member of the same taxonomic genus as another plant or animal

  2. 2:  a chemical substance related to another <tetracycline and its congeners>

congeneric \ˌkän-jə-ˈner-ik\play adjective


Variants of congener

also cogener \ˈkō-ˌjē-nər, kō-ˈ\play play

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