Meaning of GENUS in English


/ ˈdʒiːnəs; NAmE / noun

( pl. gen·era / ˈdʒenərə; NAmE /) ( biology ) a group into which animals, plants, etc. that have similar characteristics are divided, smaller than a family and larger than a species

—compare class , kingdom , order , phylum

—see also generic



mid 16th cent.: from Latin , birth, race, stock .

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