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form genus

n.
A category of biological classification based on morphology rather than phylogeny. Used especially of fossil plants and deuteromycetes.

form genus

n
(Biology) a group of species (form species) that have similar structural characteristics but are not closely related

form′ ge`nus


n.
a genus made up of species, esp. of fossil forms, that bear some morphological resemblance to each other but that may not be closely related in evolutionary origin.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.form genus - (biology) an artificial taxonomic category for organisms of which the true relationships are obscureform genus - (biology) an artificial taxonomic category for organisms of which the true relationships are obscure
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
genus - (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
2.form genus - an artificial taxonomic category established on the basis of morphological resemblance for organisms of obscure true relationships especially fossil forms
genus - (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
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The palynoassemblage was comprised of five (05) palynomorph species belonging to four (04) trilete form genera i.
Walchia and Walchiostrobus are maintained as form genera and are thus not assigned to a family.