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
Related formssub·ge·ner·ic [suhb-juh-ner-ik] /ˌsʌb dʒəˈnɛr ɪk/, adjective
From New Latin,
dating back to 1805–15;
see origin at sub-
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noun plural -genera (-ˈdʒɛnərə) or -genuses
Derived Formssubgeneric (ˌsʌbdʒəˈnɛrɪk), adjective
biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a genus but of higher rank than a species
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n. pl. sub•gen•e•ra (-jĕn′ər-ə)
Related formssub′ge•ner′ic (-jə-nĕr′ĭk) adj.
A taxonomic category ranking between a genus and a species.
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