noun, plural gen·e·ra [jen-er-uh] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə/, ge·nus·es.
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Origin of genus
OTHER WORDS FROM genuspseu·do·ge·nus, noun, plural pseu·do·gen·e·ra, pseu·do·ge·nus·es.
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Definition for genus (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for genus
Many products list only the genus and species, but different strains provide different benefits (more on that later).
The most common probiotic bacteria come from two genus groups: Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium, although there are many others.
Shells of this genus are often found grouped together in an inextricable mass.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
The position of the vagrans group in relationship to other members of the genus will be discussed.Speciation of the Wandering Shrew|James S. Findley
Eagle-hawk, a name sometimes applied to small South American eagles (genus Morphnus), with short wings and long legs.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
The genus prunus belongs to the rose family and includes shrubs and trees with stone fruits.Trees Worth Knowing|Julia Ellen Rogers
Tubularia is one genus of them: it looks like a sea-anemone in miniature placed on the top of a stem like a flower.The Science and Philosophy of the Organism|Hans Driesch
British Dictionary definitions for genus
noun plural genera (ˈdʒɛnərə) or genuses
Word Origin for genus
Medical definitions for genus
n. pl. gen•er•a (jĕn′ər-ə)
Scientific definitions for genus
Plural genera (jĕn′ər-ə)
Cultural definitions for genus
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.)