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genus

noun ge·nus \ˈjē-nəs, ˈje-\

biology : a group of related animals or plants that includes several or many different species

plural gen·era \ˈje-nə-rə\ also ge·nus·es

Full Definition of GENUS

1
:  a class, kind, or group marked by common characteristics or by one common characteristic; specifically :  a category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species, comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation, and being designated by a Latin or latinized capitalized singular noun
2
:  a class of objects divided into several subordinate species

Examples of GENUS

  1. <the crime novel, written from the criminal's perspective, is sometimes seen as a particular species of the detective story genus>

Origin of GENUS

Latin gener-, genus birth, race, kind — more at kin
First Known Use: 1551

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

Rhymes with GENUS

genus

noun ge·nus \ˈjē-nəs, ˈjen-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural gen·era \ˈjen-ə-rə\

Medical Definition of GENUS

:  a class, kind, or group marked by common characteristics or by one common characteristic; specifically :  a category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species, comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation, and designated by a Latin or latinized capitalized singular noun

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