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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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.
Other old potential ancestors have been assigned to the genus Ardipithecus, which originated more than 4 million years ago.
According to the official record of species names, governed by the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN), the snake belongs to the genus Spracklandus.
The king and queen of the fall spices all rolled into one, cinnamon is a member of the laurel family with several species of the genus Cinnamomum bearing the flavoring/spice from their inner bark.
Cattle are part of the genus Bos, usually classified as Bos taurus.
What’s more, researchers weren’t certain how the European species, Homotherium latidens, was related to cats in the Homotherium genus in North America.
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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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