Definition of Genus proteus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Proteidae.
Generic synonyms: Amphibian Genus
Group relationships: Family Proteidae, Proteidae
Member holonyms: Olm, Proteus Anguinus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Proteus
Literary usage of Genus proteus
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1. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1837)
"Cuvier, in bis first edition (1817) of the Animal Kingdom, placed the genus Proteus among the frog-like animals " les Batraciens," which constitute the ..."
2. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"... and M. lens— very minute spherical forms, which it is not possible to identify to-day with certainty. Müller's genus Proteus contains the species of P. ..."
3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"... he describes a specimen from Lake Erie and recognises that it differs from the genus Proteus, but is " averse to unnecessary multiplication of genera. ..."
4. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1921)
"Members of the genus Proteus are Gram-negative, usually rod-shaped, varying from coccoid to filamentous forms, without * Hauser: "Ueber ..."
5. Medical and Physical Researches: Or, Original Memoirs in Medicine, Surgery by Richard Harlan (1835)
"In concluding our observations on this genus, we regret to remark that some authors have very unadvisedly, we think, confounded it with the genus PROTEUS of ..."
6. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1894)
"Before describing them in detail a brief review of the genus Proteus as known in bacteriological literature will facilitate a comprehension of the results ..."