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ETYM Latin, birth, race, kind, sort.
(pl. genera) class; kind; Biology, category between family and species.
(Irregular plural: genera).
1. A general kind of something.
2. (Biology) Taxonomic group containing one or more species.
Group of species with many characteristics in common.
Thus all doglike species (including dogs, wolves, and jackals) belong to the genus Canis (Latin “dog”). Species of the same genus are thought to be descended from a common ancestor species. Related genera are grouped into families.