Definition of Genus

1. Noun. A general kind of something. "Ignore the genus communism"

Generic synonyms: Form, Kind, Sort, Variety
Derivative terms: Generic



2. Noun. (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species.

Definition of Genus

1. n. A class of objects divided into several subordinate species; a class more extensive than a species; a precisely defined and exactly divided class; one of the five predicable conceptions, or sorts of terms.

Definition of Genus

1. Noun. (biology taxonomy) a rank in the classification of organisms, below family and above species; a taxon at that rank ¹

2. Noun. A group with common attributes ¹

3. Noun. (topology) A number measuring some aspect of the complexity of any of various manifolds or graphs ¹

4. Noun. (semantics) Within a definition, a broader category of the defined concept. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Genus

1. a kind, sort, or class [n GENERA or GENUSES]

Medical Definition of Genus

1. The second most specific taxonomic level, includes closely related species. Interbreeding between organisms within the same genus can occur. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus

genuflective
genuflects
genuflexion
genuflexions
genuine
genuine fake
genuine fakes
genuine issue of material fact
genuine issues of material fact
genuinely
genuineness
genuinenesses
genupectoral position
genuphallations
genus (current term)
genus-Fenusa
genus-Megapodius
genus-Milvus
genus-group
genus Abelia
genus Abelmoschus
genus Abies
genus Abramis
genus Abrocoma
genus Abronia
genus Abudefduf
genus Abutilon
genus Acacia
genus Acalypha

Literary usage of Genus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annals of Botany by IDEAL (Project) (1888)
"DURING the winter of 1886-7 I had an opportunity to study, from dried and alcoholic material, a number of American and European species of the genus ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"489), the American congeners of this species are placed in that genus, ... As the type of the genus Sesia, erected by Fabricius, is undoubtedly the species ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1917)
"THE genus Puffinus Brisson, as currently recognized, has recently been separated by Messrs. Mathews and Iredale into a number of generic groups.1 The ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"489), the American congeners of this species are placed in that genus, ... As the type of the genus Sesia, erected by Fabricius, is undoubtedly the species ..."

5. The Philosophical Magazine (1830)
"Metamorphosis in a slight web, above ground. genus 107. ... name Polypogon for this genus, in consequence of its having been previously adopted in botany ..."

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