Meaning of GENUS in English


/jee"neuhs/ , n. , pl. genera /jen"euhr euh/ , genuses .

1. Biol. the usual major subdivision of a family or subfamily in the classification of organisms, usually consisting of more than one species.

2. Logic. a class or group of individuals, or of species of individuals.

3. a kind; sort; class.

[ 1545-55; génos. See GENS, GENDER 1 , KIN ]

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