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[suhb-jee-nuh s] /sʌbˈdʒi nəs/
noun, plural subgenera
[suhb-jen-er-uh] /sʌbˈdʒɛn ər ə/ (Show IPA),
subgenuses. Anthropology, Biology
a category of related species within a genus.
1805-15; < New Latin; see sub-, genus
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[suhb-juh-ner-ik] /ˌsʌb dʒəˈnɛr ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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  • There is only the one genus in the family haliotidae, and about four to seven subgenera.
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/sʌbˈdʒiːnəs; -ˈdʒɛn-; ˈsʌbˌdʒiːnəs; -ˌdʒɛn-/
noun (pl) -genera (-ˈdʒɛnərə), -genuses
(biology) a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a genus but of higher rank than a species
Derived Forms
subgeneric (ˌsʌbdʒəˈnɛrɪk) adjective
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subgenera in Medicine

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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