[ suhb-jee-nuh s ]
/ sʌbˈdʒi nəs /

noun, plural sub·gen·er·a [suhb-jen-er-uh] /sʌbˈdʒɛn ər ə/, sub·ge·nus·es. Anthropology, Biology.

a category of related species within a genus.

Origin of subgenus

From New Latin, dating back to 1805–15; see origin at sub-, genus
Related formssub·ge·ner·ic [suhb-juh-ner-ik] /ˌsʌb dʒəˈnɛr ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for subgenus


/ (sʌbˈdʒiːnəs, -ˈdʒɛn-, ˈsʌbˌdʒiːnəs, -ˌdʒɛn-) /

noun plural -genera (-ˈdʒɛnərə) or -genuses

biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a genus but of higher rank than a species
Derived Formssubgeneric (ˌsʌbdʒəˈnɛrɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for subgenus


[ sŭbjē′nəs ]

n. pl. sub•gen•e•ra (-jĕn′ər-ə)

A taxonomic category ranking between a genus and a species.
Related formssub′ge•neric (-jə-nĕrĭk) adj.
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