subgenus

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noun sub·ge·nus \ˈsəb-ˌjē-nəs\

Definition of subgenus

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

Origin and Etymology of subgenus

New Latin


First Known Use: 1699


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subgenus

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noun sub·ge·nus \ˈsəb-ˌjē-nəs\

Medical Definition of subgenus

plural

subgenera

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

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