DictionaryThesaurusScrabbleExamplesQuiz

genus meaning

EN[ˈdʒiːnəs]
US
WGenus
  • In biology, E.G., Pongo pygmaeus and Pongo abelii are two species within the genus Pongo. The composition of a genus is determined by a taxonomist. monophyly – all descendants of an ancestral taxon are grouped together; reasonable compactness – a genus should not be expanded needlessly; and
genus
genus
  • NounPLgenera
    1. (taxonomy) a rank in the classification of organisms, below family and above species; a taxon at that rank.
      1. All magnolias belong to the genus Magnolia.
      2. Other species of the genus Bos are often called cattle or wild cattle.
      3. There are only two genera and species of seadragons.
    2. A group with common attributes.
      1. (topology) A number measuring some aspect of the complexity of any of various manifolds or graphs.
        1. (semantics) Within a definition, a broader category of the defined concept.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • HCV is a member of Flaviviridae family and genus hepacivirus reported back in 1989.
            • As lecideoid lichens, Lecidella was considered to be part of the huge genus Lecidea Ach. for a long time [24 ].
            • "Theism" belongs to that genus of disease in which morphinism, caffeinism, and vanillaism belong.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • A chequerwise arrangement of the species belonging to the former Rimicaris and Chorocaris within Rimicaridinae gives additional evidence for their genetic similarity and thus synonimising both genera.

        Meaning of genus for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "genus" is a noun, more specifically, a nouns with irregular plural and a countable noun.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Nouns with irregular plurals
              • Countable nouns
            Difficultness: Level 2
            12345678910
            Easy     ➨     Difficult
            Definiteness: Level 9
            12345678910
            Definite    ➨     Versatile
            Related Links:
            1. en genuses
            2. en genus name
             0 0
            0.617