Meaning of GENUS in English


[ 'dʒi:nəs , 'dʒɛnəs ]

■ noun ( plural genera 'dʒɛn(ə)rə )

1》 Biology a principal taxonomic category that ranks above species and below family, denoted by a capitalized Latin name, e.g. Leo .

2》 a class of things which have common characteristics and which can be divided into subordinate kinds.


C16: from L., 'birth, race, stock'.

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