summum genus

noun summum ge·nus \ -ˈgānəs ; -ˈjēnəs \

Definition of summum genus

plural summa genera \¦su̇məˈgenərə, ¦süm-; ¦səməˈjenərə\
: a genus that can undergo logical division : a genus that cannot be classed as a species — compare tree of porphyry

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