[ kon-juh-ner ]
/ ˈkɒn dʒə nər /


a person or thing of the same kind or class as another.
a plant, animal, fungus, etc., belonging to the same genus as another.
Also congeneric. a secondary product formed in alcohol during fermentation that determines largely the character of the final liquor.

Origin of congener

1720–30; < Latin, equivalent to con- con- + gener- (stem of genus); see genus, general Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for congener


/ (kənˈdʒiːnə, ˈkɒndʒɪnə) /


a member of a class, group, or other category, esp any animal of a specified genus
a by-product formed in alcoholic drinks during the fermentation process, which largely determines the flavour and colour of the drink

Word Origin for congener

C18: from Latin, from com- same + genus kind
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for congener


[ kŏnjə-nər ]


A member of the same kind, class, or group.
An organism of the same taxonomic genus as another organism.
One of two or more muscles having the same function.
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