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[kon-juh-ner] /ˈkɒn dʒə nər/
a person or thing of the same kind or class as another.
a plant, animal, fungus, etc., belonging to the same genus as another.
Also, congeneric. a secondary product formed in alcohol during fermentation that determines largely the character of the final liquor.
Origin of congener
1720-30; < Latin, equivalent to con- con- + gener- (stem of genus); see genus, general Unabridged
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  • The congener profiles for serum and milk samples were similar for each individual, but different among all subjects.
British Dictionary definitions for congener


/kənˈdʒiːnə; ˈkɒndʒɪnə/
a member of a class, group, or other category, esp any animal of a specified genus
a by-product formed in alcoholic drinks during the fermentation process, which largely determines the flavour and colour of the drink
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, from com- same + genus kind
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Word Origin and History for congener

1730s, from French congénère (16c.), from Latin congener "of the same race or kind," from com- "together" (see com-) + gener-, stem of genus "kind" (see genus).

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congener in Medicine

congener con·ge·ner (kŏn'jə-nər)

  1. A member of the same kind, class, or group.

  2. An organism of the same taxonomic genus as another organism.

  3. One of two or more muscles having the same function.

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