subgenus

noun sub·ge·nus \ ˈsəb-ˌjē-nəs \

Definition of subgenus

:a category in biological classification ranking below a genus and above a species

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Origin and Etymology of subgenus

New Latin


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subgenus

noun sub·ge·nus \ ˈsəb-ˌjē-nəs \

medical Definition of subgenus

plural subgenera play \-ˌjen-ər-ə\
:a category in biological classification ranking below a genus and above a species

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