genus (“birth, origin, a race, sort, kind”) from the root gen- in
gegnere (“to beget, produce”).
- (taxonomy) a
rank in the classification of
family and above
taxon at that rank
- All magnolias belong to the genus Magnolia.
- Other species of the genus Bos are often called cattle or wild cattle.
- There are only two genera and species of seadragons.
- 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 6
- Müller […] criticized the division of the "Jubuleae" into two families and he cited Jubula as an annectant genus.
Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy, p. 655:
- Recollection is one of a whole genus of effects which are more or less peculiar to the phenomena that we naturally call "mental."
- (topology) A
number measuring some aspect of the
complexity of any of various
- (semantics) Within a definition, a broader category of the defined concept.
rank in a taxonomic classification between family and species
group with common attributes
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