The existence of cartilaginous sternal ribs in Inia and Platanista shows affinity between these two genera and the Physeteridae.
The genera of Hydnace are distinguished by the size, shape, and attachment of the teeth.
The two genera, however, are closely related and plants belonging to them are readily united by grafting.
Thus, as I believe, species are multiplied and genera are formed.
The minor groups into which he has divided some of his Orders and genera are sometimes natural, sometimes artificial.
In some other genera they are present, but in a rudimentary condition.
There are two genera, Alangium and Marlea, both handsome shrubs, natives of India.
The six descendants from (I) will form two sub-genera or genera.
Amongst other specimens of girlish spite, the French fair-ones have divided the English damsels into two genera.
Cordillera genera of plants have also, somehow, reached the Silla of Caracas.
(plural genera), 1550s as a term of logic, "kind or class of things" (biological sense dates from c.1600), from Latin genus (genitive generis) "race, stock, kind; family, birth, descent, origin," cognate with Greek genos "race, kind," and gonos "birth, offspring, stock," from PIE root *gen(e)- "produce, beget, be born" (cf. Sanskrit janati "begets, bears," janah "race," janman- "birth, origin," jatah "born;" Avestan zizanenti "they bear;" Greek gignesthai "to become, happen;" Latin gignere "to beget," gnasci "to be born," genius "procreative divinity, inborn tutelary spirit, innate quality," ingenium "inborn character," germen "shoot, bud, embryo, germ;" Lithuanian gentis "kinsmen;" Gothic kuni "race;" Old English cennan "beget, create;" Old High German kind "child;" Old Irish ro-genar "I was born;" Welsh geni "to be born;" Armenian chanim "I bear, I am born").
genus ge·nus (jē'nəs)
n. pl. gen·er·a (jěn'ər-ə)
A taxonomic category ranking below a family and above a species and generally consisting of a group of species exhibiting similar characteristics.
Plural genera (jěn'ər-ə)
A group of organisms ranking above a species and below a family. The names of genera, like those of species, are written in italics. For example, Periplaneta is the genus of the American cockroach, and comes from the Greek for "wandering about." See Table at taxonomy.