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ge·nus / ˈjēnəs/ • n. (pl. gen·e·ra / ˈjenərə/ or ge·nus·es) Biol. a grouping of organisms having common characteristics distinct from those of other such groupings. The genus is a principal taxonomic category that ranks above species and below family, and is denoted by a capitalized Latin name, e.g., Leo. ∎  (in philosophical and general use) a class of things that have common characteristics and that can be divided into subordinate kinds.

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genus (pl. genera) A category used in the classification of organisms that consists of a number of similar or closely related species. The common name of an organism (especially a plant) is sometimes similar or identical to that of the genus, e.g. Lilium (lily), Crocus, Antirrhinum. Similar genera are grouped into families. See also binomial nomenclature.

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genus (jen-ŭs) n. (pl. genera) a category used in the classification of animals and plants. A genus consists of several closely related and similar species; for example the genus Canis includes the dog, wolf, and jackal.

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genus Part of the taxonomy of living organisms, ranking below family and above species. The genus name is usually a Latin or Greek noun. See also taxonomy

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Genus

a class, order, or type of thing, esp. of plants or animals.

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genus (techn.) kind, class. XVI. -L. genus birth, race, stock, KIN.

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genus, in taxonomy: see classification.

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genus See CLASSIFICATION.

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genus •pandanus •badness, madness, sadness •Magnus • aptness •fatness, patness •redness • wetness •anus, Coriolanus, heinous, Janus, Punta Arenas, Silvanusgenus, intravenous, Maecenas, Malvinas, Salinas, venous, Venus •Cygnus • proteinous • ruinous •libidinous •multitudinous, platitudinous, pulchritudinous, vicissitudinous •cartilaginous, farraginous, oleaginous •fuliginous, indigenous, oxygenous, polygynous, rubiginous, vertiginous •androgynous, autogenous, endogenous, erogenous, exogenous, homogenous, hydrogenous, misogynous •ferruginous • ominous •bituminous, leguminous, luminous, numinous, voluminous •conterminous, coterminous, terminus, verminous •larcenous • gelatinous • cretinous •mountainous •glutinous, mutinous •resinous •Aquinas, Delphinus, echinus, Linus, Longinus, minus, Plotinus, sinus, vinous •oddness • wanness • hotness •Faunus, rawness •Kaunas •bonus, Cronus, Jonas, lowness, onus, Tithonus •oldness •newness, twoness •fulness •alumnus, rumness •oneness • Oceanus • Eridanus •diaphanous • polyphonous •cacophonous, homophonous •porcellanous • villainous •membranous • tyrannous •synchronous • Uranus • tetanus •monotonous • gluttonous •cavernous, ravenous •treasonous • poisonous • Avernus

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