subaltern genus

noun

Definition of subaltern genus

: a logical genus that may be a species of a higher genus the genus book is a subaltern genus since it is also a species of the genus printed matter — compare tree of porphyry

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“Subaltern genus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subaltern%20genus. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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