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Definitions of genus:

part of speech: noun

In natural history classification, the division between the order ( or family) and the species.

Usage examples for genus:

  • The genus is not met with in strata of later date. "The Student's Elements of Geology", Sir Charles Lyell
  • There are three species, occurring only in European waters, which form this genus and agree in the following characters. "Hormones and Heredity", J. T. Cunningham

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