form genus

noun Biology.

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

Origin of form genus

First recorded in 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for form genus

form genus


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