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Definition of genus

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Definition as written by GrannyLois:

A class, kind, or group marked by common characteristics or by one common characteristic. Specifically a category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation. Designated by a Latin or latinized capitalized singular noun

Definition as written by Margiempv:

The taxonomic group between family and species, including one or many species with characteristics in common.

Definition as written by cactus_lover:

A group of similar plants and animals.

Definition as written by Magpye:

Genus .. is the plant equivalent of our surnames. When followed by the name of the "species" you have it's botanical name. Almost always in Latin.

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