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Glossary of Biological Terms
beginning with letter G
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genealogy Tweet Definition of genealogy Like Definition of genealogy on Facebook
noun (genealogies, -)
  1. (countable) The descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; lineage or pedigree.
  2. (countable) A record or table of such descent; a family tree.
  3. (uncountable) The study, and formal recording of such descents.
genera Tweet Definition of genera Like Definition of genera on Facebook
nounplural
  1. (plural of, genus)
generic Tweet Definition of generic Like Definition of generic on Facebook
noun
  1. A product sold under a generic name
  2. A wine that is a blend of several wines, or made from a blend of several grape varieties
adjective
  1. Very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or groups as opposed to specific
Quotations:
  • "...the essence is that such self-describing poets describe what is in them, but not peculiar to them,---what is , not what is special and individual." — Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)
    1. (biology) Of, or relating to a genus (italbrac, not comparable)
    2. Not having a brand name
    3. Of a drug identified by its chemical name
    4. (grammar) Specifying neither masculine nor feminine e.g. salesperson
genetics Tweet Definition of genetics Like Definition of genetics on Facebook
noun
  1. (biology),(genetics) The branch of biology that deals with the transmission and variation of inherited characteristics
  2. (biology),(genetics) The genetic makeup of a specific individual or species
geniculate Tweet Definition of geniculate Like Definition of geniculate on Facebook
adjective
  1. Bent abruptly, with the structure of a knee.
  2. Having kneelike joints; able to bend at an abrupt angle.
genus Tweet Definition of genus Like Definition of genus on Facebook
noun (gen, era)
  1. (context, biology, taxonomy) a rank in the classification of organisms, below family and above species; a taxon at that rank
All magnolias belong to the Magnolia.
  1. A group with common attributes
  2. (topology) A number measuring some aspect of the complexity of any of various manifolds or graphs
geotaxis Tweet Definition of geotaxis Like Definition of geotaxis on Facebook
noun
  1. A living creature's ability to move by orienting itself by gravitational forces.
gerontology Tweet Definition of gerontology Like Definition of gerontology on Facebook
noun
  1. the study of the elderly, and of the aging process itself.
  2. the branch of science that deals with the problem, problems of aged people. It is to be distinguished from geriatrics, which is the study of the diseases of the elderly. Gerontology covers the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.
guttate Tweet Definition of guttate Like Definition of guttate on Facebook
adjective
  1. shaped like, or resembling drops
  2. spotted

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