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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That genus and seven other related living ones make up the Camponotini ant “tribe,” all of which have bacteria inside their gut cells.How Two Became One: Origins of a Mysterious Symbiosis Found|Viviane Callier|September 9, 2020|Quanta Magazine
He and colleagues assigned the fossil, which was eroding out of previously dated sediment at a site called Ramnagar, to a new genus and species, Kapi ramnagarensis.A stray molar is the oldest known fossil from an ancient gibbon|Bruce Bower|September 8, 2020|Science News
The reptile, from the genus Guizhouichthyosaurus, lived during the Triassic Period about 240 million years ago.This ichthyosaur died after devouring a creature nearly as long as itself|Maria Temming|August 20, 2020|Science News
Many modern animals have close relatives — other species that are in their same genus.
Instead, they sorted the ancient prints into a “footprint genus.”
The genus-species distinction that we still use is a legacy of Aristotle.
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.
Others in the vast genus of viruses—at least 100—cause human disease.
He has studied the Vibrio genus of bacteria for more than 40 years and still finds it eminently fascinating.Inside Florida’s Battle With the Flesh-Eating Vibrio Vulnificus|Jacqui Goddard|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Thus we see that these two lines bear towards each other the relation of genus and species.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The sexual cycle can take place only within the body of one genus of mosquito, anopheles.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
M. Peron says that it forms a new genus, and of a very remarkable character.
This genus appears to be nearly allied to the Agamae, but differs from them in the peculiar frill that is appended to the neck.
There are two other species of this genus in Captain King's collection, which appear to be new.
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.)