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Definition of genus noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

genus

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈdʒinəs//
 
(pl. genera
NAmE//ˈdʒɛnərə//
 
)
(biology)
 
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a group into which animals, plants, etc. that have similar characteristics are divided, smaller than a family and larger than a species compare class, kingdom, order, phylum see also generic
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: genus