comparium

noun

com·​par·​i·​um
kəmˈpa(a)rēəm
plural comparia
-ēə
: a group of organisms capable of direct or indirect interbreeding whether or not fertile hybrids result and being usually equivalent in scope to a taxonomic genus

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin comparare to couple together, compare + New Latin -ium

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“Comparium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/comparium. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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