subgenus

[ 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.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU FEEL THE WEAL WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ?

Did you collect all of last week’s words, but eftsoons forget what they mean? Don’t worry, we’re here to jog your memory. See how many words from the week of May 18 to 24 you can get right!
Question 1 of 7
weal

Origin of subgenus

From New Latin, dating back to 1805–15; see origin at sub-, genus

OTHER WORDS FROM subgenus

sub·ge·ner·ic [suhb-juh-ner-ik] /ˌsʌb dʒəˈnɛr ɪk/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for subgenus

British Dictionary definitions for subgenus

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 forms of subgenus

subgeneric (ˌsʌbdʒəˈnɛrɪk), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for subgenus

subgenus
[ sŭbjē′nəs ]

n. pl. sub•gen•e•ra (-jĕn′ər-ə)

A taxonomic category ranking between a genus and a species.

Other words from subgenus

sub′ge•neric (-jə-nĕrĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.