Meaning of GENUS in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈjē-nəs, ˈje- ]


( plural gen·era ˈje-nə-rə ; also ge·nus·es )

Etymology: Latin gener-, genus birth, race, kind — more at kin

Date: 1551

1. : a class, kind, or group marked by common characteristics or by one common characteristic ; specifically : a category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species, comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation, and being designated by a Latin or latinized capitalized singular noun

2. : a class of objects divided into several subordinate species

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