Genus vs. Genera

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  • Genus (noun)

    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."

  • Genus (noun)

    A group with common attributes.

  • Genus (noun)

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

  • Genus (noun)

    Within a definition, a broader category of the defined concept.

  • Genera (noun)

    plural of genus

Oxford Dictionary
  • Genus (noun)

    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.

  • Genus (noun)

    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.

  • Genera

    See Genus.

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