pseudogeneric name

noun pseu·do·generic name \"+...-\

Definition of pseudogeneric name

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of pseudogeneric name

pseudogeneric from pseud- + generic


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