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genus meaning

EN[ˈdʒiːnəs] [ˈdʒɛnəs] [-iːnəs]
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  • In biology, a genus /ˈdʒiːnəs/ (plural: genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family.
  • E.G., Pongo pygmaeus and Pongo abelii are two species within the genus Pongo. Pongo is a genus within the family Hominidae.
  • The composition of a genus is determined by a taxonomist. The standards for genus classification are not strictly codified, so different authorities often produce different classifications for genera.
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    Definition of genus in English Dictionary

  • NounPLgenera
    1. (taxonomy) a rank in the classification of organisms, below family and above species; a taxon at that rank.
      1. All magnolias belong to the genus Magnolia.
      2. Other species of the genus Bos are often called cattle or wild cattle.
      3. There are only two genera and species of seadragons.
    2. A group with common attributes.
      1. (topology) A number measuring some aspect of the complexity of any of various manifolds or graphs.
        1. (semantics) Within a definition, a broader category of the defined concept.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • In many cases myrmecophytism has evolved multiple times in a single genus (e.g., Macaranga) and in other cases it has evolved in just one clade (i.e., Vachellia).
            • The polylogarithm in (2.33) indicates that the degree k multicover of a curve of genus g contributes with a factor k2g−3 to Fg.
            • As lecideoid lichens, Lecidella was considered to be part of the huge genus Lecidea Ach. for a long time [24 ].
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • A chequerwise arrangement of the species belonging to the former Rimicaris and Chorocaris within Rimicaridinae gives additional evidence for their genetic similarity and thus synonimising both genera.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Nouns with irregular plurals
              • Countable nouns
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            Grammatically, this word "genus" is a noun, more specifically, a nouns with irregular plural and a countable noun.
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