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genus

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noun ge·nus \ˈjē-nəs, ˈjen-əs\

Medical Definition of genus

plural genera \ˈjen-ə-rə\play

  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 designated by a Latin or latinized capitalized singular noun





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