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genus

noun

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one of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic
  • the crime novel, written from the criminal's perspective, is sometimes seen as a particular species of the detective story genus

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The first known use of genus was in 1551

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“Genus.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/genus. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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