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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
Translations: 
  • Dutch: soort
  • French: genre
  • Italian: genere
  • German: Gattung
Etymology: From Latin, genus < Ancient Greek (genos)


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