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 in biology. In the...
- In mathematics, a genus-two surface (also known as a double torus or two-holed torus) is a surface formed by the connected sum of two tori. That is to...
- In geometry, a genus-three surface is a smooth closed surface with three holes, or, in other words, a surface of genus three. It can be obtained by attaching...
- Swans are birds of the family Anatidae within the genus Cygnus. The swans' close relatives include the geese and ducks. Swans are grouped with the closely...
- Acer /ˈeɪsər/ is a genus of trees or shrubs commonly known as maple. The genus is placed in the Sapindaceae family. There are approximately 128 species...
- Hippopotamus is a genus of artiodactyl mammal consisting of one extant species, Hippopotamus amphibius, also known as the hippopotamus, and several extinct...
- The articularis genus (subcrureus) is a small skeletal muscle located anteriorly on the thigh just above the knee. It arises from the anterior surface...
- a warship A locomotive of the GWR 4100 Cl**** Certain cultivars of the genus Primula A horse in the 1836 Grand Liverpool Steeplechase Polyanthos (disambiguation)...
- Puma is a genus in the Felidae that contains the cougar (also known as the puma, among other names), and may also include several poorly known Old World...
- Falcons (/ˈfɒlkən, ˈfɔːl-, ˈfæl-/) are birds of prey in the genus Falco, which includes about 40 species. Falcons are widely distributed on all continents...