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Medical Dictionary


noun ge·nus \ˈjē-nəs, ˈjen-əs\
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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