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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.
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(ˌkɒndʒɪˈnɛrɪk) ,




(Biology) belonging to the same group, esp (of animals or plants) belonging to the same genus
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(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.
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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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In a second step, a congeneric measurement model is generated with the following code:
The life cycle of Cardiocephaloides physalis is unknown although it could be similar to the congeneric parasite C.
yanoniella, and it is readily distinguished from the two congeneric species by the length of antennal segments, the secondary sensoria on the antennal segments, the shape of the gall formed on Rhus host plants, and the species of the primary host plant.
Although not as effective as using phylogenetically independent contrasts (Felsenstein, 1985), limiting comparisons to congeneric pairs would be a reliable alternative, as we can be quite confident that these share a more recent common ancestor than species in other genera (Silvertown & Dodd, 1996).
All female specimens of Frieseomelita sampled here shared 2n = 30 chromosomes, as reported in other congeneric species (Rocha et al.
There are multiple conjectures of congeneric hybridizations in Papilionid and Lycaenid butterflies proposed by earlier taxonomists working on Indian butterflies [28, 29].
Multiple paternity and competition in sympatric congeneric reef fishes, Embiotoca jacksoni and E.
yongdokensis compared to other congeneric species could be explained by its polyploidy.
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Parallel models based on less restrictive assumptions than those holding for strictly parallel forms have been proposed--for example, tau-equivalent or congeneric measures (Lord & Novick, 1968; Joreskog, 1971)--but the definition of these models is still based on hypothesized characteristics of the unobservable true scores, and the degree of equivalence between test forms cannot be directly verified.
These differences are also present in closely related, congeneric species and are usually accompanied with an almost complete absence of intraspecific variability [7,12-14].