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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.
1. (Biology) a member of a class, group, or other category, esp any animal of a specified genus
2. (Brewing) a by-product formed in alcoholic drinks during the fermentation process, which largely determines the flavour and colour of the drink
[C18: from Latin, from com- same + genus kind]
con•ge•ner(ˈkɒn dʒə nər)
1. a person or thing of the same kind or class as another.
2. an organism that belongs to the same genus as another.
3. a secondary product formed in alcohol during fermentation that largely determines the character of the final liquor.
[1720–30; < Latin: belonging to the same plant family]
a thing or person of the same kind as another.See also: Relationship
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|Noun||1.||congener - a minor chemical constituent that gives a wine or liquor its distinctive character|
|2.||congener - an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)|
|3.||congener - a whole (a thing or person) of the same kind or category as another; "lard was also used, though its congener, butter, was more frequently employed"; "the American shopkeeper differs from his European congener"|