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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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Adj.1.congenerous - belonging to the same genus
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The mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequences of all the above animals were retrieved from the NCBI database and were aligned using ClustalW sequence alignment tool to select the congenerous conserved regions.
Patients with depression showed disorders in 5HT and norepinephrine pathway which were congenerous transmitters of pain.
The two congenerous models have been extensively researched with a focus on identifying indicators that effectively predict burnout (e.g., Bakker, Demerouti, & Verbeke, 2004; Fernet, Guay, & Senecal, 2003; Ito & Britheridge, 2003; Janssen, Schaufeli, & Houkes, 1999; Schaufeli & Bakker, 2004).