congeneric

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj congeneric belonging to the same genus
    • n congeneric an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Congeneric Belonging to the same genus; allied in origin, nature, or action; of or pertaining to a congener.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • congeneric Being of the same kind; specifically, in botany and zoology, belonging to the same genus or nearly allied; being congeners.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Congeneric of the same genus, origin, or nature
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—con, with, and genus, generis, kind.

Usage

In literature:

Congeneric: applied to a species agreeing in all characters of generic value with others compared with it.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
We have evidence that these ancient animals possessed the same senses as their congeneric races now on the globe.
"The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences" by Edward Hitchcock
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