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  1. ge·nus
    IPA[ˈjēnəs]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: genus, plural noun: genera

    • noun

      a principal taxonomic category that ranks above species and below family, and is denoted by a capitalized Latin name, e.g. Leo.

      (in philosophical and general use) a class of things that have common characteristics and that can be divided into subordinate kinds.

    • plural form of genus
    • plural form of genus
    • noun

      a classificatory category used for fossils which are similar in appearance but cannot be reliably assigned to an established animal or plant genus, such as fossil parts of organisms and trace fossils.
    • noun

      a classificatory category used for fossils which are similar in appearance but cannot be reliably assigned to an established animal or plant genus, such as fossil parts of organisms and trace fossils.
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