The existence of cartilaginous sternal ribs in Inia and Platanista shows affinity between these two genera and the Physeteridae.
Cordillera genera of plants have also, somehow, reached the Silla of Caracas.
The two genera, however, are closely related and plants belonging to them are readily united by grafting.
They are blunt on the edge, not acute as in most of the other genera.
The minor groups into which he has divided some of his Orders and genera are sometimes natural, sometimes artificial.
The following are the genera in which regular peloria has been most often observed.
There are two genera, Alangium and Marlea, both handsome shrubs, natives of India.
These the systematists have divided into no less than eighteen genera!
Amongst other specimens of girlish spite, the French fair-ones have divided the English damsels into two genera.
The above will form one, or two, genera, according to taste.
(plural genera), 1550s as a term of logic, "kind or class of things" (biological sense dates from c.1600), from Latin genus (genitive generis) "race, stock, kind; family, birth, descent, origin," cognate with Greek genos "race, kind," and gonos "birth, offspring, stock," from PIE root *gen(e)- "produce, beget, be born" (cf. Sanskrit janati "begets, bears," janah "race," janman- "birth, origin," jatah "born;" Avestan zizanenti "they bear;" Greek gignesthai "to become, happen;" Latin gignere "to beget," gnasci "to be born," genius "procreative divinity, inborn tutelary spirit, innate quality," ingenium "inborn character," germen "shoot, bud, embryo, germ;" Lithuanian gentis "kinsmen;" Gothic kuni "race;" Old English cennan "beget, create;" Old High German kind "child;" Old Irish ro-genar "I was born;" Welsh geni "to be born;" Armenian chanim "I bear, I am born").
genus ge·nus (jē'nəs)
n. pl. gen·er·a (jěn'ər-ə)
A taxonomic category ranking below a family and above a species and generally consisting of a group of species exhibiting similar characteristics.
Plural genera (jěn'ər-ə)
A group of organisms ranking above a species and below a family. The names of genera, like those of species, are written in italics. For example, Periplaneta is the genus of the American cockroach, and comes from the Greek for "wandering about." See Table at taxonomy.