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

congeneric

play \ˌkän-jə-ˈner-ik\ adjective

congenerous

play \kən-ˈjē-nə-rəs, -ˈje-nə-, (ˌ)kän-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of congener

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


Medical Dictionary

congener

noun con·ge·ner \ ˈkän-jə-nər , kən-ˈjē- \
variants: also cogener play \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

congeneric

play \ˌkän-jə-ˈner-ik\ adjective

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