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sub·ge·nus

 (sŭb′jē′nəs)
n. pl. sub·gen·e·ra (-jĕn′ər-ə)
A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a genus and above a species.

subgenus

(sʌbˈdʒiːnəs; -ˈdʒɛn-; ˈsʌbˌdʒiːnəs; -ˌdʒɛn-)
n, pl -genera (-ˈdʒɛnərə) or -genuses
(Biology) biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a genus but of higher rank than a species
subgeneric adj

sub•ge•nus

(sʌbˈdʒi nəs)

n., pl. -gen•er•a (-ˈdʒɛn ər ə)
-ge•nus•es.
Biol. a category of related species within a genus.
[1805–15]
sub`ge•ner′ic (-dʒəˈnɛr ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subgenus - (biology) taxonomic group between a genus and a species
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group - animal or plant group having natural relations
genus - (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species