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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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To our knowledge, no Micnemidocoptes mite has been found on a raptor previously and the congeneric, M derooi, was only described once in African palm swifts (Cypsiurus parvus) (4) Another golden eagle identified concurrently with this case was infested with the same mite, based on SEM and DNA testing.
Previous studies from different geographical locations have shown differences as well as similarities in the gametogenic cycles of these two congeneric species (Beninger & Lucas 1984, Xie & Burnell 1994).
We then downloaded ND2 and aconitase sequences from GenBank for candidate parent species and several congeneric relatives (Table 1).
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