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subgenus

[ suhb-jee-nuhs ]
/ s蕦b藞d蕭i n蓹s /
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noun, plural sub路gen路er路a [suhb-jen-er-uh], /s蕦b藞d蕭蓻n 蓹r 蓹/, sub路ge路nus路es.Anthropology, Biology.
a category of related species within a genus.
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Origin of subgenus

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

OTHER WORDS FROM subgenus

sub路ge路ner路ic [suhb-juh-ner-ik], /藢s蕦b d蕭蓹藞n蓻r 瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subgenus

subgenus
/ (s蕦b藞d蕭i藧n蓹s, -藞d蕭蓻n-, 藞s蕦b藢d蕭i藧n蓹s, -藢d蕭蓻n-) /

noun plural -genera (-藞d蕭蓻n蓹r蓹) 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 (藢s蕦bd蕭蓹藞n蓻r瑟k), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for subgenus

subgenus
[ s怒bj膿鈥瞡蓹s ]

n. pl. sub鈥en鈥鈥a (-j臅n鈥采檙-蓹)
A taxonomic category ranking between a genus and a species.

Other words from subgenus

sub鈥瞘e鈥eric (-j蓹-n臅r沫k) adj.
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