Definition of Genus. Meaning of Genus. Synonyms of Genus

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Definition of Genus

Genus
Genus Ge"nus (j[=e]"n[u^]s), 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. Subaltern genus (Logic), a genus which may be a species of a higher genus, as the genus denoted by quadruped, which is also a species of mammal. Summum genus [L.] (Logic), the highest genus; a genus which can not be classed as a species, as being.
Genu
Genu Ge"nu, n.; pl. Genua. [L., the knee.] (Anat.) (a) The knee. (b) The kneelike bend, in the anterior part of the callosum of the brain.

Meaning of Genus from wikipedia

- A genus (/ˈdʒiːnəs/, pl. genera /ˈdʒɛnərə/) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological cl****ification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses...
- Pavo is a genus of two species in the pheasant family. The two species, along with the Congo pea****, are known as peafowl. Indian peafowl (Pavo cristatus)...
- Hydra /ˈhaɪdrə/ is a genus of small, fresh-water organisms of the phylum Cnidaria and cl**** Hydrozoa. They are native to the temperate and tropical regions...
- also known as the Bushmasters. Common names: bushmasters.Lachesis is a genus of venomous pit vipers found in forested areas of Central and South America...
- Amoeba is a genus of single-celled amoeboids in the family Amoebidae. The type species of the genus is Amoeba proteus, a common freshwater organism, widely...
-  albescens (only recorded on Musa), H. erid****, and H. icasia. The genus Musa was first named by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is a Latinization...
- diverse genus of plants with between 200 and 400 species belonging to the daisy family Asteraceae. Common names for various species in the genus include...
- In mathematics, genus (plural genera) has a few different, but closely related, meanings. The most common concept, the genus of an (orientable) surface...
- Emerita is a small genus of decapod crustaceans, known as mole crabs, sand crabs, sand fleas, sand fiddlers or sea cicada. These small animals burrow...
- Python, from the Gr**** word (πύθων/πύθωνας), is a genus of nonvenomous Pythonidae found in Africa and Asia. Until recently, seven extant species were...
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