A class of objects divided into several subordinate species; a class more extensive than a species; a precisely defined and exactly divided class; one of the five predicable conceptions, or sorts of terms.
An assemblage of species, having so many fundamental points of structure in common, that in the judgment of competent scientists, they may receive a common substantive name. A genus is not necessarily the lowest definable group of species, for it may often be divided into several subgenera. In proportion as its definition is exact, it is natural genus; if its definition can not be made clear, it is more or less an artificial genus.
A group of orchids that are classified together because of similar traits and an assumed common ancestry; there are some 860 naturally occurring orchid genera and an additional 550 manmade inter generic ones.
Plural for genera.
The level of organism classification just above species.
(Biology). A classification of plants or animals. A genus is the main subdivision of a family and includes one or more species exhibiting similar characteristics.
Used when naming plants. Almost always in Latin. Genus is the plant equivalent of our surnames. When followed by the name of the 'Species' you have it's botanical name.
An inclusive, taxonomic category whose species have more characteristics in common with each other than with species of other genera within the same family.
The usual major subdivision of a family or subfamily into the classification of plants and animals, usually consisting of more than one species.
The first name of the scientific name (binomial); the taxon between family and species.
a group of species; Example: all oak species belong to the Oak genus Quercus
the often difficult to pronounce name given to the subdivision of a family or subfamily in the classification of plants. An example is Carnegiea. Add gigantea to it which gives the species and you have Carnegiea gigantea. In laymen's term the saguaro (sahuaro) cactus.
Level of taxonomy above Species and below Family. The genus is the first part of a scientific name and is always capitalized. For example, Corvus brachyrhynchos is the scientific name for American Crow; the genus is Corvus . (Plural is "genera.")
The principal subdivision of a family next above a species. A group of related species with similar characteristics and appearing to have a common ancestry.
Taxonomic category subordinate to tribe and superior to a species.
A group of plants or animals which have a distinguishing set of characteristics in common.
Plant classification that groups related plants, eg the genus rosa groups all roses
Used when naming plants. Genus is the plant equivalent of our surnames. When followed by the name of the 'Species' you have it's botanical name. Almost always in Latin.
a grouping of similar species (plural, genera).
an associated group of species
Genre Gattung, f Géneros A group of related species, each of which is distinct, and unlikely to cross with any other. In the standard classification, a group of genera (plural of genus) forms a family, and a group of families an order.
One of the major classifying categories of taxonomy, further divided into species or subgenera.
A predicable or universal idea which expresses a part of the essence of its subject, that part which the subject has in common with other species in this same class.
A botanical grouping of plants with similar characteristics. Species within a genus may be crossbred, but resulting offspring will usually be sterile. Genus Pinus contains ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, and hundreds of other pines around the world. Each species within the genus is identified as Pinus + species name (in ponderosa's case, Pinus ponderosa. Hence, each tree has both a genus name and a species name.
a classificatory unit of plants or animals with common distinguishing characteristics. It is the main subdivision of a family and is made up of a group of closely related species, or a single species. The genus name is capitalised and precedes the species name which is not capitalised (e.g. Geochelone elephantopus, the Galápagos giant tortoise).
A classification group between the species and the family.
a taxonomic category containing a single or many species
A scientific order of taxonomy ranking below a family and above a species.
n. (L. genus, race) a taxonomic group consisting of closely related species, genera being grouped into families; plural - genera; a. - generic.
(plural genera) Part of the plant classification sysytem, this is a category of related species. See family.
a group of species with fundamental traits in common, but differ in other characteristics.
In the Linnaean binomial system it is the name given to a group of closely related species, used in taxonomy to organize species. Genera are grouped to form families. The genus name is always capitalized and is followed by the species name.
A group of plants or animals below a family and above a species. In the scientific designation for an organism, the genus name is capitalized and immediately precedes the species name. From Latin for "race" or "kind."
a collection of allied species.
A group of species possessing fundamental traits in common but differing in other lesser characteristics.
A group in the taxonomic classification of organisms, comprising one or more species believed to have descended from a common ancestor.
Taxonomic subcategory within a family, composed of one or more species.
(jean´ us) (plural: genera) [Gr. genos: stock, kind] • A group of related, similar species.
A scientific order of taxonomy which contains the names of species.
The taxonomical category between "Family" and "species" In some cases interbreeding between different species in the same genus may occur, but the offspring are usually not fertile
A major subdivision of a family or subfamily in the biological classification of plants and animals, consisting of one or more species.
Name applied as first part of binomial nomenclature used in species name. Can be used by itself but also represents a broader category that may include several species.
A group of related species demonstrating common characteristics.
Taxonomic term meaning a group of similar species. Genera which are closely related are placed into families
The families are classified into genera.
A group in the classification system that includes many similar Species.
A group of animals or plants that are very similar, but cannot mate.
an assemblage of Species agreeing in one character or a series of characters. It is usually considered arbitrary and opinionative grouping, though some consider it a natural assemblage.
a taxonomic classification of a group of species having similar characteristics.
A classification level of organisms that includes closely related species; also, the first word in the two-word scientific name of an organisms, for example, Zea is the genus for Zea mays (corn).
taxonomic level in the Linnaean sequence that is above species but below family. One or more genera are included in a family eg Homo (humans) and Felis (cats).
(biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
a biological taxonomic category ranking below a family and above a species and generally consisting of a group of species exhibiting similar characteristics
a category that can contain several different species
a group exhibiting very similar characteristics
a group of allied species which differs from all other groups in some well-marked characters of a structural rather than of a superficial nature
a group of animals or plants within a family which are closely connect by common characteristics
a group of different living things with common distinguishing characteristics that are related by prehistoric genetic origin
a group of living creatures that have similar characteristics such as cats or dogs
a group of plants or animals with similar characteristics
a group of plants that share a certain number of characteristics
a group of several species of plants or animals
a group of similar plants
a group of species that are more closely related to one another than any group in the family
a group of species that look very much alike
a group of species with related characteristics, and as such, represents a higher level of biodiversity
a group of very similar species
a higher level category that includes one or more species under it
a major subdivision within a family of living things that typically includes more than one species
a member of a still larger botanical grouping called a family, and for begonias this is the Begoniaceae
a taxon of higher rank than a species
The first of the two names that define a species (Eg. Tyrannosaurus rex, of the genus Tyrannosaurus)
a category in biological classification comprising one or more phylogenetically related species.
a group of plants sharing some common characteristics usualy made of several species.
a grouping of closely related species; the genus name is the first part of a species' two-part scientific name
' s) In the scientific system of classification (taxonomy), genus is the division between family and species.
A group of plant species similar in flower form, appearance, and growth habit. The first word of the botanical name usually denotes the genus.
A group of species that share certain features. For example, Panthera is the genus name for all the big cats, but Panthera leo is the lion species and Panthera tigris is the tiger.
A subdivision of a family of plants with structural characteristics in common, usually containing one or more species.
The sixth highest main level of classification.
A subdivision of a family, consisting of one or more species which show similar characteristics and appear to have a common ancestry.
a taxonomic group subordinate to family; group of similar species
animals, plants and all living things are classified by scientists in the following manner: Kingdom Animalia animals Phylum Chordata animals with backbones Class Mammalia mammals Order Artiodactyla even-toed ungulate Family Bovidae cattle, goat, antelope Genus Connochaetes wildebeest Species taurinus brindled or white-bearded
Intermediate between Family and Species in the Linnaen taxonomic hierarchy.
a division or group within a Family possessing similar species, or the first part in the two-name system for classifying living organisms
Level of scientific classification; below Family and above Species
A group in the classification of organisms. Classification level above the species group. It consists of similar species. Similar genera (plural form of genus) are grouped into a family.
a unit of classification in living organisms comprising one or many related species
A category used in the classification of organisms that consists of a number of closely related species.
(pl. Genera): A group of related species. The genus name is the first word in the scientific name of a species. For example, the monarch's scientific name is Danaus plexippus. Danaus is the name of the genus the monarch belongs to.
(more than one = genera) - The sixth group that scientists classify living things into. Each family is split into genera. Example: The Microtus Genus is in the Muridae Order.
A group of related species; below family.
Plural: genera. In the taxonomy classification, the genus is the category ranking below a family and above a species.
(pl. genera) A natural grouping of closely related species.
The smallest natural group containing related but distinct species. Genera Plural of genus. Smallest natural group containing related but distinct species.
A taxonomic category ranking between family and species. The genus comprises a group of structurally or phylogenetically related species and is designated by a capitalized Latin noun which constitutes the first word of the technical name of a species.
Term for describing a closely related group of species.
an assemblage of species, which all agree in one or more important structural character.
A biological classification that combines organisms sharing common characteristics; ranks between species and family.
first word in a plant's botanical name such as Rosa moschata—musk rose
the first part of the scientific name for an organism, always capitalized (plural, genera).
A grouping by kind or class. Several united species makes a genus.
See about scientific names.
The category of taxonomic classification, below "Family", that is split into subordinate species that have common characteristics.
An important rank in the taxonomic hierarchy which is subordinate to family but above the rank of species. It is a group of obviously homogeneous species. Collections of genera (plural) are grouped into families. Large genera may be further subdivided into sections and series and even subgenera.
a grouping of similar species according to taxonomic criteria, for example, humans (Homo sapiens) belong to the genus 'Homo' and the species 'sapiens'
(pl. genera), a group of closely related species
A group of plants made up of closely related species. (plural genera)
Taxonomic rank below family. Examples of genus level names are Cladosporium , Alternaria and Pithomyces . These names are always capitalized.
A group of closely related species, such as the genus rosaceae, encompassing the roses.
A group of plants or animals that has natural relations and that contains more than one species.
(plural genera) A taxonomic category ranking below a family and above a species. A genus is used by biologists either alone or followed by a Latin adjective to form the name of a species.
A category of biological classification that ranks between the species and subfamily categories. A genus contains a group of closely related species or a single species that is well removed from other species.
in the Linnaean classification scheme, a category between family and species that is a group of similar organisms; a genus consists of one or more species. An elm may be scientifically known as a member of the genus Ulmus and the family Ulmaceae
name for a readily recognizable group of species.
name for a readily recognisable group of species.
A group of related species, i.e. species with a common ancestor.
Refers to a group of species of plants that share certain structural characteristics as determined by botanical study. The genus name, a noun, may come from mythology, literature, or other sources which refer to something the plant resembles.
A group of closely related animals or plants which differ from one another in only slight characteristics.
a group of species believed to be related phylogenetically and usually clearly separable from other such groups, or a single species without close relatives; the major taxonomic rank between species and family. pl. genera.
The level of classification below family and above species. The first part of the scientific name. Plants and animals of the same genus share similar characteristics.
( Gee-nuss, plural: genera ( jeh-ner-ah): a set of similar, related species having a single common ancestor.
the first or generic part of the scientific name of a plant
The name given to a group of plants that have a common feature- the first part of a plants Latin name i.e. ACER palmatum.
A category (in botany) ranking below a family and above a species which usually contains a group of species with similar characteristics.
a group of related species. genera (pl.). For example, dogs and wolves are both in the genus Canis.
taxonomic division of related species below family.
a collection of closely collected species
members of a family related in structures and heredity that can be further divided into species
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genera: a group of species with similar characteristics that are closely related. An example are the lions, tigers, panthers and cats.
A scientific order of taxonomy for related species, sharing similar or common characteristics.
a subdivision of a family, usually containing several closely-related species. Plural: genera.
a plant classification unit consisting of related species. Plural: Genera.
A group of animals containing species that are closely related.
The (plural genera) is a grouping in the classification of living organisms having one or more related and morphologically similar species.
category of organisms with like features and closely related, divided into species
(pl. Genera) A taxonomic group containing one or more closely-related species
a group of species more closely related to one another than any other group. In the classification of living organisms a genus is split further into various species - this is represented by the use of a Latin scientific name, split into two parts, called a binomial. For example in the cat family, the genus Panthera is coupled with the species Leo to form Panthera leo (Lion) - likewise Panthera is coupled with tigris - Panthera tigris (Tiger). In simplified terms both the Lion and Tiger share common traits, for example they both roar and as such share a common genus - Panthera, whilst clearly remaining separate species.
group of closely related species; often share a number of clearly recognisable characteristics; genera are grouped into families
a class of objects (organisms) divided into sub-species according to certain common attributes.
The name given to a group of closely related species, for example Fuchsia.
Part of the system of biological classification: a group of closely related species. The word is singular (a genus), and its plural is genera (two genera). The genus name is usually place in italics or underlined, and it has a capital initial letter.
The unit of classification for a group of closely related plants. In a plants botanical name, the genisus is identified by the first word in the full name; e.g.: Acer
The second most specific taxonomic level, includes closely related species. Interbreeding between organisms within the same genus can occur.
Group marked by common characteristics; a category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species, comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation, and being designated by a Latin or latinized capitalized singular noun
Is a group of closely related species the first name in the scientific name. eg Coptotermes, Nasutitermes and Schedorhinotermes
A taxonomic group below family and above species.
(plural genera) A group of closely related species. The name of the genus is incorporated into scientific names of all the member species. The scientific name of stag beetles is Lucanus cervus. Lucanus is the genus and cervus is the species.
Part of a plant 'family'. It may in turn contain one or more 'species'
pl. GENERA] A natural grouping of closely related but distinct species that are classified together because of similar traits and an assumed common ancestry; there are over 800 naturally occurring orchid genera and approx 550 additional manmade intergeneric ones.
a group of related species believed to be related and distinct from other such groups of species.
A classification of plants or animals with common distinguishable characteristics. It is the main subdivision of a family and is made up of a small group of closely related species or of a single species.
pl. genera. A taxonomic group comprising closely related species.
The term for a group of closely related species (pl. genera).
A group of related species linked by common characteristics.
n. A category in the classification of plants and animals between species and family; genera- pl.
a classification which is lower than family but higher than individual species (plural - genera)
(plural genera), a taxonomic group of related species; the genus name is the first part of a scientific name of a species.
A group of species of plants that are closely related to one another.
A group of closely related species. The genus is designated by the first word in the scientific name of a species and is always capitalized.
A group/species of organisms which are closely related.
The name of a category that is part of the scientific classification of all organisms. Genus is located in the classification system after kingdom, phylum, class, order, and family and before the subclassification of species. Humans, for example, belong to the genus Homo and are identified by the scientific name Homo (genus) sapiens (species).
A unit of biological classification that groups organisms with common characteristics that make them distinct from organisms of other genera. A genus usually contains several or many species.
A category of botanical classification ranking between the family and the species and comprising structurally related species.
In classification, a genus is a group of related or similar organisms. A genus contains one or more species. A group of similar genera (the plural of genus) forms a family. In the scientific name of an organism, the first name is its genus (for example, people are Homo sapiens - our genus is Homo).
A group of species with similar characteristics. Similar genera are grouped into a Family.
Category of organisms ranking above a species and below a family.
A group of organisms ( species) with common characteristics and an implied common ancestry. Expressed in Latin, with the occasional Greek roots, as the first term of the binomial nomenclature of Genus species.
A taxonomic category one rank or step above Species in the Linnaean system, and which may include one or many species in it.
The second-smallest major taxonomic classification rank, smaller than family and larger than species.
In biology, a category that's part of the scientific system for grouping together related plants, animals and other organisms (kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species). Genus is the category that ranks below a family and above a species.
The sixth largest categorical level of biological taxonomy, ranking below kingdom, phylum, class, and order, and above species
taxonomic category including one or more species which have certain fundamental characteristics in common.
A taxonomic rank above species and below family; the generic name of an organism is the first of the binomial. (Pl. genera.) ( 20)
Group of closely related plants but distinct enough not to interbreed. Usually consists of several species. Plural - genera.
Taxonomic rank that includes one or more species.
(plural is genera) A taxonomic division that generally refers to a group of animals which are similar in structure and descent but are not all able to breed among themselves. For example, the lion, leopard and tiger all belong to the genus "Panthera."
In the binomial nomenclature used worldwide, the name of an organism is composed of two parts: its genus name (always capitalized) and a species modifier (known as the "epithet"). An example is Homo sapien sapiens, the name for the human species (literally "Human Smart Smarts") which belongs to the genus Homo. See scientific classification and nomenclature Codes for more details of this system.
In ancient Greek music theory, a genus is a family of divisions of the tetrachord (four notes spanning a perfect fourth) used to create musical scales. The three genera are distinguished by their characteristic largest intervals, between the upper two notes. The diatonic genus has a characteristic interval of a major second, the chromatic genus has a minor third, and the enharmonic genus has a major third.