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

- Genus /ˈdʒiː.nəs/ (plural genera /ˈdʒen.ər.ə/) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms as well as viruses...
- is the number of "holes" of a surface. A sphere has genus 0, and a torus has genus 1. The genus of a connected, orientable surface is an integer representing...
- In biological taxonomy the type genus is the genus which defines a biological family and the root of the family name. According to the International Code...
- a genus of mammals in the family Equidae, which includes horses, donkeys, and zebras. Within the Equidae, Equus is the only recognized extant genus, comprising...
- Capra is a genus of mammals, the goats, composed of up to nine species, including the markhor and many species known as ibexes. The domestic goat (Capra...
- Dama is a genus of deer in the subfamily Cervinae, commonly referred to as fallow deer. The name fallow is derived from the deer's pale brown color. The...
- Puma is a genus in the family Felidae whose only extant species is the cougar (also known as the puma and mountain lion, among other names), and may also...
- Hippopotamus is a genus of artiodactyl mammals consisting of one extant species, Hippopotamus amphibius, also known as the hippopotamus, and several extinct...
- Aster is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Its cir****scription has been narrowed, and it now encomp****es around 170 species...
- Hydra (/ˈhaɪdrə/ HY-drə) is a genus of small, freshwater organisms of the phylum Cnidaria and class Hydrozoa. They are native to the temperate and tropical...