form genus


noun Biology.

an artificial taxonomic category including species, especially of fossil forms, grouped together on the basis of morphological resemblance.

Nearby words

  1. form an opinion,
  2. form class,
  3. form criticism,
  4. form drag,
  5. form factor,
  6. form letter,
  7. form stop,
  8. form word,
  9. form-fitting,
  10. formability

Origin of form genus

First recorded in 1870–75

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British Dictionary definitions for form genus

form genus

noun

a group of species (form species) that have similar structural characteristics but are not closely related
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