noun (gen, era)
- (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.
- A group with common attributes
- (topology) A number measuring some aspect of the complexity of any of various manifolds or graphs
Etymology: From Latin, genus < Ancient Greek (genos)
- Dutch: soort
- French: genre
- Italian: genere
- German: Gattung
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