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Genus vs. Genera

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Genusnoun

(taxonomy) a rank in the classification of organisms, below family and above species; a taxon at that rank

‘All magnolias belong to the genus Magnolia.’; ‘Other species of the genus Bos are often called cattle or wild cattle.’; ‘There are only two genera and species of seadragons.’;

Generanoun

plural of genus

Genusnoun

A group with common attributes.

Genera

See Genus.

Genusnoun

A natural number representing any of several related measures of the complexity of a given manifold or graph.

Genusnoun

(semantics) Within a definition, a broader category of the defined concept.

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Genusnoun

A class of objects divided into several subordinate species; a class more extensive than a species; a precisely defined and exactly divided class; one of the five predicable conceptions, or sorts of terms.

Genusnoun

An assemblage of species, having so many fundamental points of structure in common, that in the judgment of competent scientists, they may receive a common substantive name. A genus is not necessarily the lowest definable group of species, for it may often be divided into several subgenera. In proportion as its definition is exact, it is natural genus; if its definition can not be made clear, it is more or less an artificial genus.

Genusnoun

a general kind of something;

‘ignore the genus communism’;

Genusnoun

(biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species

Genusnoun

a principal taxonomic category that ranks above species and below family, and is denoted by a capitalized Latin name, e.g. Leo.

Genusnoun

(in philosophical and general use) a class of things that have common characteristics and that can be divided into subordinate kinds.

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Genus

Genus (plural genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms as well as viruses. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family.

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