summum genus

noun

summum ge·​nus
-ˈgānəs;
-ˈjēnəs
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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“Summum genus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summum%20genus. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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