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) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological cl****ification of living and fossil organisms in biology. In the hierarchy...
- Macquarie, and Heard/McDonald. The taxonomy followed is from Moulds, 1990. The genus Abricta has since been split. Tettigarcta crinita Tettigarcta tomentosa...
- genus Creobroter, and so on. ---For citation of common nomenclature and additional references, see individual articles. Some members of this genus are...
- Basiliscus is a genus of large corytophanid lizards, commonly known as basilisks, which are endemic to southern Mexico, Central America, and northern...
- 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...
- Draco is a genus of agamid lizards that are also known as flying lizards, flying dragons or gliding lizards. These lizards can move by gliding; their...
- (carps). The name is, however, more often restricted to members of the genus Tor. The range of these fish is from Malaysia, Indonesia, and across southern...
- Hamites ("hook-like") is a genus of heteromorph ammonite that evolved late in the Aptian stage of the Early Cretaceous and lasted into the Cenomanian...
- Genus (Gr.: γένος [genos], pl. γένη [genē], lat. genus, pl. genera "type, kind") is a term used in the Ancient Gr**** and Roman theory of music to describe...
- Gloriosa is a genus of 12 species in the plant family Colchicaceae, and include the formerly recognised genus Littonia. They are native in tropical and...