subgenus

[suhb-jee-nuhs]
noun, plural subgenera [suhb-jen-er-uh] , subgenuses. Anthropology, Biology.
a category of related species within a genus.

Origin:
1805–15; < Neo-Latin; see sub-, genus

subgeneric [suhb-juh-ner-ik] , adjective
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subgenus (sʌbˈdʒiːnəs, -ˈdʒɛn-, ˈsʌbˌdʒiːnəs, -ˌdʒɛn-)
 
n , pl -genera, -genuses
biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a genus but of higher rank than a species
 
subgeneric
 
adj

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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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There is only the one genus in the family haliotidae, and about four to seven subgenera.
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