pseudogeneric name


pseu·​do·​generic name
: a designation used in the manner of a generic name but without taxonomic validity to group organisms too imperfectly known to permit valid classification
Sparganum, Tornaria, Cysticercus are pseudogeneric names
compare form genus

Word History


pseudogeneric from pseud- + generic

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“Pseudogeneric name.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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