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genus at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


genus at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) genera

genus at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

(pl. genera), 1551 as a term of logic (biological sense dates from 1608), from L. genus (gen. generis) "race, stock, kind," cognate with Gk. genos "race, kind," and gonos "birth, offspring, stock" (see kin), from PIE base *gen-/*gon-/*gn- "produce, beget, be born" (cf. Skt. janati "begets, bears," janah "race," jatah "born;" Avestan zizanenti "they bear;" Lith. gentis "kinsmen;" O.Ir. ro-genar "I was born;" Welsh geni "to be born). ///

genus at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural genera /d[hA360]en[hA353]r[hA353]/ [C] technical // [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: 'birth, race, type']// one of the groups into which scientists divide animals or plants, in which the animals or plants are closely related but cannot produce babies together. A genus includes fewer members than a family and more members than a species.//

genus at German => English Of Explained:


genus at German => English Of Explained:


genuß at German => English Of Explained:

enjoyment, pleasure

genus at German => English Of Explained:


genuß at German => English Of Explained:

consumption, pleasure

genus at Hungarian => English Of Explained:

genera, genus

genus at Latin => English Of Explained:

ossible value in the free,

genus at Swedish => english Of Explained:


genus at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Biological classification that ranks below family and above species, consisting of structurally or phylogenetically (see phylogenetic tree) related species or a single species exhibiting unusual differences. For example, the species of roses collectively form the genus Rosa, and those of horses, donkeys, and zebras form the genus Equus. The genus name, capitalized and usually italicized, is the first word of a scientific name in the system of binomial nomenclature.

genus at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

80 Moby Thesaurus words for "genus":
antonomasia, binomial nomenclature, biosystematics, biosystematy,
biotype, blood, branch, brand, breed, cast, character, clan, class,
classification, color, denomination, description, designation,
family, feather, form, genotype, genre, glossology, grain, ilk,
kidney, kin, kind, kingdom, label, line, lot, make, manner, mark,
mold, nature, nomenclature, number, onomastics, onomatology, order,
orismology, persuasion, phylum, place-names, place-naming,
polyonymy, race, section, series, shape, sort, species, stamp,
strain, stripe, style, subclass, subfamily, subgenus, subkingdom,
suborder, subspecies, subtribe, superclass, superfamily,
superorder, superspecies, systematics, taxonomy, terminology,
the like of, the likes of, toponymy, tribe, trinomialism, type,

Genus at German => English Of Explained:

Genus [geːnus]nsm

genus at Latin => English Of Explained:


genus at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Class): class, division, category, head, order, section, department, subdepartment, province, domain, kind, sort, genus, species, variety, family, order, kingdom, race, tribe, caste, clan, breed, type, subtype, sect, set, subset, assortment, suit, range, gender, sex, kin, manner, denomination, designation, rubric, character.

genus at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(plural genera ) (biology) a group into which animals, plants, etc. that have similar characteristics are divided, smaller than a family and larger than a SPECIES
see also GENERIC

GENUS at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

GENUS. It denotes the number of beings, or objects, which agree in certain
general properties, common to them all, so that genus is, in fact, only an
abstract idea, expressed by some general name or term; or rather a name or
term, to signify what is called au abstract idea. Thus, goods is the generic
name, and includes, generally, all personal property; but this word may be
restrained, particularly in bequests to such goods as are of the same kind
as those previously enumerated. Vide 3 Ves. 311 11 Ves. 657; 1 Eq. Cas. Ab.
201, pl. 14; 2 Ves. sen. 278, 280; Dig. 50, 17, 80; Id. 12, 1, 2, 3.

Genus at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Genus \Ge"nus\ (j[=e]"n[u^]s), n.; pl. {Genera}. [L., birth,
race, kind, sort; akin to Gr. ?. See {Gender}, and cf.
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

{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.

genus at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a general kind of something; "ignore the genus communism"
2: (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
[also: {genera} (pl)]

genus at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » ĝenus|-genus


Inter: wikipedia » dab=Genus (disambiguation)|mul=Genus|lang=en


Borrowed from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » genus|lang=la||birth, origin, a race, sort, kind from the root gen- in Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » gignere, Inter: etyl » OL. Inter: term » gegnere||to beget, produce.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: enPR » jēn'əs, Inter: IPA » /ˈdʒiːnəs/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"dZi:n@s/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-genus.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » iːnəs


    Inter: en-noun » gen|era

  • Inter: biology » 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.
    4. Inter: RQ:Schuster Hepaticae V » 6
    5. : Müller Inter: .. » . criticized the division of the "Jubuleae" into two families and he cited Jubula as an annectant genus.
    6. A group with common attributes
    7. Inter: topolog » y A number measuring some aspect of the complexity of any of various manifolds or graphs
    8. Inter: semantic » s Within a definition, a broader category of the defined concept.


      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:class -

      Derived terms

      * summum genus

      Related terms

      * general

  • generic
  • generate
  • generation
  • gender
  • genocide
  • genre
  • infrageneric

    See also

    * generic name
  • class
  • division
  • kingdom
  • order
  • phylum
  • species
  • Inter: sense » semantics differentia


    Inter: trans-top » rank in a taxonomic classification between family and species
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|gènere|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|屬|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|属|tr=shǔ|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|rod|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|slægt|c, Inter: t+ » da|genus|n
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|geslacht|n
  • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|genro
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|perekond
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|suku
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|genre|m
  • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|xénero|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Gattung|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|γένος|n|tr=génos

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|nemzetség
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|géineas|m
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|genere|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|属|tr=ぞく, zoku
    • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|ពួក|tr=pouk|sc=Khmr
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|род|m|tr=rod|sc=Cyrl
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|سرده|tr=sarde|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|rodzaj|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|gênero|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|род|m|tr=rod
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|släkte
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|ప్రజాతి
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|cins
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|bid

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » taxon at this rank
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|gènere|m
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|rod|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|slægt|c, Inter: t+ » da|genus|n
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|geslacht|n
    • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|genro
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|suku
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|genre|m
    • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|xénero|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Gattung|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|γένος|n|tr=génos
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|nemzetség
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|géineas|m
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|genere|m
  • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|ģints|m
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|род|m|tr=rod|sc=Cyrl
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|سرده|tr=sarde|sc=fa-Arab
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|gênero|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » group with common attributes
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|soort|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|γένος|n|tr=génos, Inter: t+ » el|είδος|n|tr=eídos

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|aicme|f
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|сој|m|tr=soj|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » bg: Inter: t+ » bg|род|tr=rod|m
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: Inter: t- » ia|genere
    • Inter: ttbc » lt: Inter: t- » lt|gentis|f
    • Inter: ttbc » es: Inter: t+ » es|género|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
  • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


    * negus, Negus

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    Inter: wikipedia » lang=da


    Borrowed rom Inter: etyl » la|da Inter: term » genus|lang=la.


    * Inter: IPA » /ɡeːnus/|ˈɡ̊eːnus|lang=da


    Inter: head » da|noun|g=n|plural indefinite|genus|or|genera
  • Inter: biology » taxonomy|lang=da Inter: l » en|genus
    1. Inter: grammar » lang=da gender


      * Inter: sense » taxonomic genus slægt

  • Inter: sense » grammatical genus køn

    External links

    * Inter: pedialite » lang=da

  • Dutch


    Borrowed from Inter: etyl » la|nl Inter: term » genus|lang=la.


    Inter: nl-noun » n|genera|-
  • Inter: botany » lang=nl a rank in a taxonomic classification, in between family and species.
    1. Inter: botany » lang=nl a taxon at this rank
    2. Inter: linguistics » lang=nl gender


      * geslacht (2)


    Inter: wikipedia » dab=genus|lang=la

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » ine-pro|la Inter: recons » ǵénh₁os||race|lang=ine-pro. Cognates include Ancient Greek Inter: term » sc=polytonic|γένος|tr=genos||race, stock, kin, kind|lang=grc, Sanskrit Inter: term » sc=Deva|जनस्|tr=jánas||race, class of beings||lang=sa.


    Inter: la-noun » genus|generis|generis|n|third
  • birth, origin
    1. kind, type, class
    2. set, group Inter: qualifier » with common attributes
      Inter: la-decl-3rd-N » genus|genus|gener
      Derived terms
      * Inter: l » la|sui generis

  • Inter: l » la|generatim|generātim
    Related terms
    * Inter: l » la|generalis
  • Inter: l » la|generare
    Inter: top » 2
  • English: Inter: l » en|genus, generic, genre, generate
  • French: Inter: l » fr|genre
  • Italian: Inter: l » it|genere

  • Inter: mid » 2
    • Portuguese: Inter: l » pt|gênero
    • Romanian: Inter: l » ro|gen
    • Spanish: Inter: l » es|género

    Inter: botto » m

    Etymology 2

    Inflection of Inter: term » genu|genū|lang=la.


    Inter: la-noun-form » genūs
  • Inter: inflection of » genu|genū|gen|s|lang=la

    Etymology 3

    Inflection of genus


    Inter: la-noun-form » genus

  • Inter: inflection of » genus|genus|acc|s|lang=la
    1. Inter: inflection of » genus|genus|voc|s|lang=la


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=sv


    Inter: sv-noun » g=n
  • Inter: context » lang=sv|grammar gender (division of nouns and pronouns)
    1. (social) gender, sex (social issues of being man or woman)


      Inter: sv-noun-n-zero » genitive=

      Usage notes

      * Biological gender is called Inter: l » sv|kön. The Latin word genus is used for grammar and more recently for gender studies.

    Translation: cs » genus
    Translation: da » genus
    Translation: de » genus
    Translation: et » genus
    Translation: el » genus
    Translation: fa » genus
    Translation: fr » genus
    Translation: ko » genus
    Translation: io » genus
    Translation: id » genus
    Translation: it » genus
    Translation: kn » genus
    Translation: la » genus
    Translation: lt » genus
    Translation: hu » genus
    Translation: mg » genus
    Translation: ml » genus
    Translation: my » genus
    Translation: nl » genus
    Translation: pl » genus
    Translation: ru » genus
    Category: simple:genus -
    Translation: fi » genus
    Translation: sv » genus
    Translation: tl » genus
    Translation: ta » genus
    Translation: tt » genus
    Translation: te » genus
    Translation: vi » genus
    Translation: zh » genus

  • Genuß at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Genuß {{m}}
  • Inter: obsolete spelling of » lang=de|Genuss

  • Translation: de » Genuß
    Translation: hu » Genuß
    Translation: mg » Genuß
    Translation: zh » Genuß

    ĝenus at English (WD) Of Explained:



    * Inter: IPA » /ˈdʒenus/|lang=eo


  • Inter: eo-form of » ĝen|us

  • Translation: de » ĝenus
    Translation: el » ĝenus
    Translation: fr » ĝenus
    Translation: mg » ĝenus