Words nearby genera
Definition for genera (2 of 2)
noun, plural gen·e·ra [jen-er-uh] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə/, ge·nus·es.
Origin of genus
OTHER WORDS FROM genuspseu·do·ge·nus, noun, plural pseu·do·gen·e·ra, pseu·do·ge·nus·es.
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
British Dictionary definitions for genera (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for genera (2 of 2)
noun plural genera (ˈdʒɛnərə) or genuses
Word Origin for genus
Medical definitions for genera
n. pl. gen•er•a (jĕn′ər-ə)
Scientific definitions for genera
Plural genera (jĕn′ər-ə)
Cultural definitions for genera
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.)