Meaning of GENUS in English


n. (pl. genera)

1. Biol. a taxonomic grouping of organisms having common characteristics distinct from those of other genera, usu. containing several or many species and being one of a series constituting a taxonomic family.

2 a kind or class having common characteristics.

3 Logic kinds of things including subordinate kinds or species.

Etymology: L genus -eris birth, race, stock

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.