noun com·par·i·um \kəmˈpa(a)rēəm\

Definition of comparium



  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of comparium

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

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capable of being understood in two ways

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