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Topic: BIOLOGY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: 'birth, race, type'

genus

noun
     
geā€§nus plural genera [countable] technical
HB 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.
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