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English noun: genus

1. genus (cognition) a general kind of something


SamplesIgnore the genus communism.


Broader (hypernym)form, kind, sort, variety

2. genus (group) (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species


Broader (hypernym)taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group


Narrower (hyponym)amphibian genus, arthropod genus, bacteria genus, bird genus, chordate genus, coelenterate genus, ctenophore genus, dicot genus, echinoderm genus, fern genus, fish genus, form genus, form genus, fungus genus, gymnosperm genus, liliopsid genus, magnoliopsid genus, mammal genus, mollusk genus, monocot genus, moss genus, plant genus, protoctist genus, reptile genus, sponge genus, type genus, worm genus


Member holonymspecies, subgenus


Member meronymfamily


Domain categorybiological science, biology









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