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1. A member of the same kind, class, or group.
2. An organism belonging to the same taxonomic genus as another organism.
3. Chemistry A compound produced in the same process that produces another, often structurally similar compound.

[From Latin, of the same race : com-, com- + genus, gener-, race; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

con′ge·ner′ic (-nĕr′ĭk), con·gen′er·ous (kən-jĕn′ər-əs, kŏn-) adj.


(ˌkɒndʒɪˈnɛrɪk) ,




(Biology) belonging to the same group, esp (of animals or plants) belonging to the same genus


(ˌkɒn dʒəˈnɛr ɪk)

1. Also, con•gen•er•ous (kənˈdʒɛn ər əs) of the same kind or genus.
2. offering a number of closely related services: a congeneric investment company.
4. a congeneric company.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.congeneric - an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
Adj.1.congeneric - belonging to the same genus
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While many studies have documented partitioning and overlap of niches in congeneric species of turtles or, within single species few, if any, have considered interactions of more distantly related species that overlap in size and use of resources.
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