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genus

ge·nus

genus

 
pronunciation:
ji ns
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part of speech: noun
inflections: genera, genuses
definition 1: one of the categories used in classifying living organisms, larger than a species but smaller than a family.
similar words:
family
definition 2: any category, class, or group.
similar words:
category, genre
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