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noun, plural subgenera
[suhb-jen-er-uh] /sʌbˈdʒɛn ər ə/ (Show IPA), subgenuses. Anthropology, Biology.
a category of related species within a genus.
noun (pl) -genera (-ˈdʒɛnərə), -genuses
(biology) a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a genus but of higher rank than a species

subgenus sub·ge·nus (sŭb’jē’nəs)
n. pl. sub·gen·e·ra (-jěn’ər-ə)
A taxonomic category ranking between a genus and a species.
sub’ge·ner’ic (-jə-něr’ĭk) adj.


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