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noun, plural gen·e·ra [jen-er-uh] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə/, ge·nus·es.
Origin of genus
Examples from the Web for genera
The Cambridge specimens manifestly belong to at least three genera.Dragons of the Air|H. G. Seeley
But I must admit that there is at least a (p. 244) possibility that genera are not changed by environment, time or circumstances.War Letters of a Public-School Boy|Paul Jones.
In this brief sketch it is quite impossible to relate the many changes of species and genera during the Silurian.The Elements of Geology|William Harmon Norton
The genera and species of the Entomostraca are very numerous.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope|John William Griffith
Bulleana (plates, fig. 247 to 253), contains the genera Bulla and Bulla.A Conchological Manual|George Brettingham Sowerby
noun plural genera (ˈdʒɛnərə) or genuses
Word Origin for genus
plural of genus.
(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").
n. pl. gen•er•a (jĕn′ər-ə)
Plural genera (jĕn′ər-ə)
In biology, the classification lower than a family and higher than a species. Wolves belong to the same genus as dogs. Foxes belong to a different genus from that of dogs and wolves, but to the same family. (See Linnean classification.)