American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of the same kind, class, or group.
- n. An organism belonging to the same taxonomic genus as another organism.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the same genus or kind; congeneric.
- n. A thing of the same kind as. or nearly allied to, another; specifically, in botany and zoology, a plant or an animal belonging to the same genus as another or to one nearly allied.
- n. In anatomy, a muscle which acts with another in producing the same movement.
- n. A plant or animal of the same taxonomic genus as another.
- n. A person or thing similar in behavior or nature to another.
- n. chemistry Any of a group of structurally-related compounds.
- n. Any of several alcohols, other than ethanol, that are found in fermented and distilled alcoholic drinks, and are partially responsible for their flavour and character.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A thing of the same genus, species, or kind; a thing allied in nature, character, or action.
- n. a minor chemical constituent that gives a wine or liquor its distinctive character
- n. an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
- n. a whole (a thing or person) of the same kind or category as another
- Latin com- (“same”) + genus (“kind”) (Wiktionary)
- From Latin, of the same race : com-, com- + genus, gener-, race; see genə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But the key word out of these studies that I read is the word congener, that's the word you sort of keep in mind and certain alcohols have more congeners than other alcohols.”
“A congener is a thing of like nature with another.”
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“You have seen a congener of this species as a mystery bird, so it is possible that some of you can identify this bird's taxonomic family, and possibly even its genus.”
“Its congener, Spongiforma thailandica, is very different from SpongeBob SquarePants: it ranges in colour from pale brownish-grey to reddish-brown and smells strongly of coal-tar.”
“The ways that PBDEs might enter and leave your body depend on the chemical structures of the congener components.”
“Occurrence and congener profiles of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in environmental samples from coastal British Columnbia, Canada.”
“One congener in penta-BDE of note is BDE-47, which often accounts for the highest concentration of PBDEs in human and wildlife tissues.”
“Such were “Bakh, bakh” (= euge, before noticed), and “Kakh,” a congener of the Latin Cacus and”
“Whether there would be issue and whether such issue would be viable are still disputed points: the produce would add another difficulty to the pseudo-science called psychology, as such mule would have only half a soul and issue by a congener would have a quarter-soul.”
““Yá dádati”: dádat is an old servant-woman or slave, often applied to a nurse, like its congener the Pers.”
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"Luciferous Logolepsy is a collection of over 9,000 obscure English words. Though the definition of an 'English' word might seem to be straightforward, it is not. There exist so many adopted, deriv...
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Takes 12-15 years and $800 million to bring a drug to the market. For every 10,000 compounds that go through animal studies, 10 will go to human trials (3 phases) to get 1 to the market.
but now they're not because I looked them up. In cases of polysemy or homography, *of course* it was the oddest meaning that stumped me. ;)
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Words I've come across while reading and looked up in the dictionary.
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