Examples of genus in a Sentence
the crime novel, written from the criminal's perspective, is sometimes seen as a particular species of the detective story genus
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For instance, mosquitoes in the genus Culex, which transmit West Nile virus, have not shown the same ability to learn to avoid humans as Aedes.
Families are the taxonomic group above the genus level and the eukaryotes comprise roughly 9,300 of them.
Marmots are a genus of large, squirrel-like rodents with sharp claws and furry ears.
Tropaeolum majus is the common garden nasturtium, and to confuse things, Nasturtium is also a genus of plants in a completely separate family.
Once at the hospital, she was diagnosed with vibriosis, an infection caused by bacteria in the genus Vibrio.
Recently, researchers described how the trap-jaw ant, a genus of tropical ant, also uses trigger hairs that set off their mega-jaws, which snap shut in half a millisecond—700 times faster than a blink of an eye.
The Metroparks' first mascot--Tammy the Chipmunk (genus Tamias), born in 1952--makes a return engagement.
The genus of the fungus differs depending on the tree or plant attacked.
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Synonymsbracket, category, classification, division, family, class, grade, group, kind, league, order, rank (s), rubric, set, species, tier, type
Related Wordsdescription, feather, ilk, kidney, like, manner, nature, sort; branch, section, speciality, specialty, subclass, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies, variety; breed, race; generation; heading, label, title
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