summum genus

noun
summum ge·​nus | \ -ˈgānəs; -ˈjēnəs \
plural summa genera\ ¦su̇məˈgenərə , ¦süm-​ ; ¦səməˈjenərə \

Definition of summum genus

: a genus that can undergo logical division : a genus that cannot be classed as a species — compare tree of porphyry

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“Summum genus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summum%20genus. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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