congenerous


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con·ge·ner

 (kŏn′jə-nər)
n.
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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