noun, plural gen·e·ra [jen-er-uh] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə/, ge·nus·es.
Origin of genus
Definition for genus (2 of 2)
et hoc genus omne
Examples 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
Word Origin and History for 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").
Medicine definitions for genus
n. pl. gen•er•a (jĕn′ər-ə)
Science definitions for genus
Plural genera (jĕn′ər-ə)
Culture 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.)