Definition of Genus siren

1. Noun. A genus of Sirenidae.

Generic synonyms: Amphibian Genus
Group relationships: Family Sirenidae, Sirenidae
Member holonyms: Siren



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Siren

genus Sidalcea
genus Sideritis
genus Sigmodon
genus Silene
genus Sillago
genus Silphium
genus Silurus
genus Silvia
genus Silybum
genus Simarouba
genus Simulium
genus Sinanthropus
genus Sinapis
genus Sinningia
genus Sinornis
genus Siren
genus Sison
genus Sistrurus
genus Sisymbrium
genus Sisyrinchium
genus Sitophylus
genus Sitotroga
genus Sitta
genus Sium
genus Sivapithecus
genus Sloanea
genus Smilax
genus Smiledon
genus Smyrnium
genus Sobralia

Literary usage of Genus siren

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1. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"The genus siren has an eel-shaped body, with anterior legs, three spiracles, and three tufts ; no posterior legs. The Siren, or Mud-Eel, S. lacertina, ..."

2. Medical and Physical Researches: Or, Original Memoirs in Medicine, Surgery by Richard Harlan (1835)
"1. p. 222. Inhabits the Ohio river and its tributaries. 2d DIVISION. With persistent branchiae : skull composed of separate pieces. 3d. GENUS. SIREN. Linn. ..."

3. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"This is the arrangement of Gmelin, to which must be added the genus siren, a kind of reptile, whose ambiguity of character induced ..."

4. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1872)
"The genus siren has an eel-shaped body, with anterior legs, three spiracles, and three tufts; no posterior legs. . The Siren, or Mud-Eel, 5. lacertina, ..."

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