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