Congeners

congener

[kon-juh-ner]
noun
1.
a person or thing of the same kind or class as another.
2.
a plant, animal, fungus, etc., belonging to the same genus as another.
3.
Also, congeneric. a secondary product formed in alcohol during fermentation that determines largely the character of the final liquor.

Origin:
1720–30; < Latin, equivalent to con- con- + gener- (stem of genus); see genus, general

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congener (kənˈdʒiːnə, ˈkɒndʒɪnə)
 
n
1.  a member of a class, group, or other category, esp any animal of a specified genus
2.  a by-product formed in alcoholic drinks during the fermentation process, which largely determines the flavour and colour of the drink
 
[C18: from Latin, from com- same + genus kind]

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congener
1730s, from Fr. congénère (16c.), from L. congener "of the same race or kind," from con- "together" + gener-, stem of genus "kind" (see genus).
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congener con·ge·ner (kŏn'jə-nər)
n.

  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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