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.
Example sentences from the Web for genus
Then I goes to the old 'uns, and says to them, what genuses for music these young 'uns be!Life in the Clearings versus the Bush|Susanna Moodie
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.)