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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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