summum genus

noun summum ge·nus \-ˈgānəs; -ˈjēnəs\

Definition of summum genus

plural

summa genera

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

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Origin and Etymology of summum genus

New Latin


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