congener

noun
con·ge·ner | \ˈkän-jə-nər, kən-ˈjē- \

Definition of congener 

1 : a member of the same taxonomic genus as another plant or animal

2 : a person, organism, or thing resembling another in nature or action the New England private schools and their congeners west of the Alleghenies— Oliver La Farge

3 : a chemical substance related to another

Other Words from congener

congeneric \ˌkän-jə-ˈner-ik \ adjective
congenerous \kən-ˈjē-nə-rəs, -ˈje-nə-, (ˌ)kän- \ adjective

First Known Use of congener

circa 1736, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for congener

Latin, of the same kind, from com- + gener-, genus kind — more at kin

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congener

noun
con·ge·ner | \ˈkän-jə-nər, kən-ˈjē- \
variants: also cogener \ˈkō-ˌjē-nər, kō-ˈ \

Medical Definition of congener 

1 : a member of the same taxonomic genus as another plant or animal

2 : a chemical substance related to another tetracycline and its congeners

Other Words from congener

congeneric \ˌkän-jə-ˈner-ik \ adjective

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