Definition of Genus in English :

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Genus meaning in English

Meaning of Genus in English

Pronunciation of Genus in English

Genus pronunciation in English

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1. genus

a general kind of something

Example Sentences:
'ignore the genus communism'

2. genus

(biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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nounWord forms: plural genera (ˈdʒɛnərə ) or genuses
1. biology
any of the taxonomic groups into which a family is divided and which contains one or more species. For example, Vulpes (foxes) is a genus of the dog family (Canidae)
2. logic
a class of objects or individuals that can be divided into two or more groups or species
a class, group, etc, with common characteristics
4. mathematics
a number characterizing a closed surface in topology equal to the number of handles added to a sphere to form the surface. A sphere has genus 0, a torus, genus 1, etc

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nounWord forms: plural ˈgenera (ˈdʒɛnərə ; jenˈərə) or ˈgenuses
a class; kind; sort
2.  Biology
a major category in the classification of animals, plants, etc., ranking above a species and below a family: it can include one species or many similar species
the Latinized genus name is capitalized and italicized, and precedes the species name, which is italicized but not capitalized (Ex.: Homo sapiens, modern man)
3.  Logic
a class of things made up of subordinate classes or species

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see synonyms of genus
n. pl. gen·er·a(jĕnər-ə) also ge·nus·es
1. Biology A taxonomic category ranking below a family and above a species and designating a group of species that are presumed to be closely related and usually exhibit similar characteristics. In a scientific name, the genus name is capitalized and italicized, for example, Ovis for sheep and related animals.
2. Logic A class of objects divided into subordinate species having certain common attributes.
3. A class, group, or kind with common attributes.

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