form genus


form genus

noun

Definition of FORM GENUS

:  an artificial taxonomic category established for organisms (as imperfect fungi) of obscure true relationships

First Known Use of FORM GENUS

1873

form genus

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FORM GENUS

: an artificial taxonomic category established for organisms of which the true relationships are obscure due to incomplete knowledge of structure (as in some fossils) or of development or life history (as in the imperfect fungi and various animal parasites)

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: form grinder
Previous Word in the Dictionary: formful
All Words Near: form genus

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up form genus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).