Meaning of genus

ge•nus

Pronunciation: ( jē'nus), [key]
— pl. gen•e•ra ge•nus•es.
  1. the usual major subdivision of a family or subfamily in the classification of organisms, usually consisting of more than one species.
  2. a class or group of individuals, or of species of individuals.
  3. a kind; sort; class.
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