form genus

noun

Definition of form genus

: an artificial taxonomic category established for organisms (such as imperfect fungi) of obscure true relationships

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1873

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form genus

noun

medical Definition of form genus

: an artificial taxonomic category established for organisms of which the true relationships are obscure due to incomplete knowledge of structure (as in some fossils) or of development or life history (as in the imperfect fungi and various animal parasites)

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