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genus

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology
genusge‧nus /ˈdʒiːnəs, ˈdʒen-/ noun (plural genera /ˈdʒenərə/) [countable] technical  HBone 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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genusSpecies of both genera are frequently found on gorgonians and corals.What of higher categories - genera, orders, classes etc.?This species is one of a fairly large genus that survives today.Several specialists questioned whether there is enough fossil evidence yet to support a claim for a new genus.These are mainly large species of the genus Echinodorus.The genus contains only a single species.The genus Luronium is rarely cultivated.Hookworms are parasites of the small intestine and the three genera of veterinary importance are Ancylostoma, Uncinaria, and Bunostomum.
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