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a kind; sort; class or group of individuals or of species of individuals
Not to be confused with:
genius – exceptional natural ability; a person of extraordinarily high intelligence; gift, talent, aptitude, faculty
n. pl. gen·er·a (jĕn′ər-ə)
1. Biology A taxonomic category ranking below a family and above a species and designating a group of species that are presumed to be closely related and usually exhibit similar characteristics. In a scientific name, the genus name is capitalized and italicized, for example,Ovis for sheep and related animals.
2. Logic A class of objects divided into subordinate species having certain common attributes.
3. A class, group, or kind with common attributes.
n, pl genera (ˈdʒɛnərə) or genuses
1. (Biology) biology any of the taxonomic groups into which a family is divided and which contains one or more species. For example, Vulpes (foxes) is a genus of the dog family (Canidae)
2. (Logic) logic a class of objects or individuals that can be divided into two or more groups or species
3. a class, group, etc, with common characteristics
4. (Mathematics) maths a number characterizing a closed surface in topology equal to the number of handles added to a sphere to form the surface. A sphere has genus 0, a torus, genus 1, etc
[C16: from Latin: race]
n., pl. gen•e•ra (ˈdʒɛn ər ə)
1. the usual major subdivision of a biological family or subfamily in the classification of organisms, usu. consisting of more than one species.
2. Logic. a class or group of individuals, or of species of individuals.
3. a kind; sort; class.
[1545–55; < Latin: race, stock, kind, gender, c. Greek génos]
Plural genera (jĕn′ər-ə)
A group of organisms ranking above a species and below a family. See Table at taxonomy.
Genusa class, order, or type of thing, esp. of plants or animals.
A group of closely related species.
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|Noun||1.||genus - a general kind of something; "ignore the genus communism"|
|2.||genus - (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species|
form genus - an artificial taxonomic category established on the basis of morphological resemblance for organisms of obscure true relationships especially fossil forms
bacteria genus - a genus of bacteria
protoctist genus - any genus of Protoctista
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
chordate genus - any genus in the phylum Chordata
bird genus - a genus of birds
amphibian genus - any genus of amphibians
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
sponge genus - a genus of Porifera
coelenterate genus - a genus of coelenterates
ctenophore genus - a genus of ctenophores
worm genus - a genus of worms
mollusk genus - a genus of mollusks
echinoderm genus - a genus of echinoderms
family - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"
subgenus - (biology) taxonomic group between a genus and a species
type genus - (biology) genus from which the name of a family or subfamily is formed; it is not necessarily the most representative genus but often the largest or best known or earliest described
form genus - (biology) an artificial taxonomic category for organisms of which the true relationships are obscure
species - (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
moss genus - a genus of mosses
gymnosperm genus - a genus of gymnosperms
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
plant genus - a genus of plants
fern genus - genera of ferns and fern allies
genus[ˈdʒenəs] N (genera or genuses (pl)) (Bio) → género m
genus[ˈdʒiːnəs] [genera] [ˈdʒɛnərə] (pl) n → genre m
n pl <genera> (Biol) → Gattung f
genus[ˈdʒɛnəs] n (genera (pl)) [ˈdʒɛnərə] → genere m
n. género, categoría perteneciente a una clasificación biológica.