how to pronounce genus

dʒnəs

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meanings of genus

noun:

  1. A taxon at this rank.
  2. A group with common attributes.
  3. Within a definition, a broader category of the defined concept.
  4. (biology, taxonomy) A category in the classification of organisms, ranking below family (Lat. familia) and above species. All magnolias belong to the genus Magnolia.
  5. A natural number representing any of several related measures of the complexity of a given manifold or graph.