Associations to the word «Genus»


GENUS, noun. (taxonomy) a rank in the classification of organisms, below family and above species; a taxon at that rank
GENUS, noun. A group with common attributes.
GENUS, noun. (topology) A number measuring some aspect of the complexity of any of various manifolds or graphs
GENUS, noun. (semantics) Within a definition, a broader category of the defined concept.
GENUS NAME, noun. (taxonomy) The scientific name of a genus may be called the generic name or generic epithet: it is always capitalized.

Dictionary definition

GENUS, noun. A general kind of something; "ignore the genus communism".
GENUS, noun. (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species.

Wise words

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