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