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definition of the word genus

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Genus (disambiguation) and Genus

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< Latin genus (birth, origin, a race, sort, kind) < root gen in Latin gignere, Old Latin gegnere (to beget, produce)

Singular
genus

Plural
genera

genus (plural genera)

  1. (biology, taxonomy) a rank in the classification of organisms, below family and above species; a taxon at that rank
    All magnolias belong to the genus Magnolia.
  2. A group with common attributes
  3. (topology) A number measuring some aspect of the complexity of any of various manifolds or graphs
  4. (semantics) Within a definition, a broader category of the defined concept.


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