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Definition of Genus

Babylon English

category in which living organisms with common characteristics are classified (Biology); category, class, kind
Genus Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
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| noble birth; kind/sort/variety; class/rank; mode/method/style/fashion/way
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LATIN- ENGLISH (AZAD)
kind, sort, class, category.
Latin-English Online Dictionary
kind, sort, class, category
Kant Glossary
[L:102] For Kant, concepts are higher "so far as they have other concepts under them, which in relation to them are called lower concepts". Genus and species is defined in terms of this relation between concepts: "the higher concept in regard to its lower concept is called genus, the lower in respect of its higher, species".

Genus Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
An assemblage of species, having so many fundamental points of structure in common, that in the judgment of competent scientists, they may receive a common substantive name. A genus is not necessarily the lowest definable group of species, for it may often be divided into several subgenera. In proportion as its definition is exact, it is natural genus; if its definition can not be made clear, it is more or less an artificial genus.
  
(n.)
A class of objects divided into several subordinate species; a class more extensive than a species; a precisely defined and exactly divided class; one of the five predicable conceptions, or sorts of terms.
  
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genus
\ge"nus\ (jē"nŭs), n.; pl. genera (#). [l., birth, race, kind, sort; akin to gr. &?;. see gender, and cf. benign.]
1. (logic) a class of objects divided into several subordinate species; a class more extensive than a species; a precisely defined and exactly divided class; one of the five predicable conceptions, or sorts of terms.
2. (biol.) an assemblage of species, having so many fundamental points of structure in common, that in the judgment of competent scientists, they may receive a common substantive name. a genus is not necessarily the lowest definable group of species, for it may often be divided into several subgenera. in proportion as its definition is exact, it is natural genus; if its definition can not be made clear, it is more or less an artificial genus.
note: thus in the animal kingdom the lion, leopard, tiger, cat, and panther are species of the cat kind or genus, while in the vegetable kingdom all the species of oak form a single genus. some genera are represented by a multitude of species, as solanum (nightshade) and carex (sedge), others by few, and some by only one known species.


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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a general kind of something; "ignore the genus communism"
(hypernym) kind, sort, form, variety
2. (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
(hypernym) taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon
(hyponym) form genus
(member-holonym) family
(member-meronym) subgenus
(classification) biology, biological science
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Genus Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
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pl. genera or genuses A classificatory term for a group of plants, usually composed of several slightly different species, but with characters distinctive enough to enable the genus to be recognised as a separate entity within a family.
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The level of the taxonomic hierarchy above the species but below the family level
Biological Control
(pl.): A group of evolutionarily related species, sharing one or a number of characteristics.
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A group of closely related species. Subdivision of a family. Genus names are written with a capital and should be printed either in italics or underlined.
Genus Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In biology, a genus (plural: genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms. The composition of a genus is determined by a taxonomist. The standards for genus classification are not strictly codified, so different authorities often produce different classifications for genera. In the hierarchy of the binomial classification system, genus comes above species and below family. There are some general practices used, however, including the idea that a newly defined genus should fulfill these three criteria to be descriptively useful:
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  2. reasonable compactness – a genus should not be expanded needlessly; and
  3. distinctness – in regards of evolutionarily relevant criteria, i.e. ecology, morphology, or biogeography; note that DNA sequences are a consequence rather than a condition of diverging evolutionary lineages except in cases where they directly inhibit gene flow (e.g. postzygotic barriers).

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