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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of genus.

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  • n. Plural form of genus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. See genus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of genus.

Etymologies

From Latin genera, clans. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Besides these modes, the Greeks had what they called genera, of which there were three -- the diatonic, to which the examples already given belong; the chromatic, in which the tetrachord had the form of mi, fa, fi, la, the interval between the two upper tones being equal to a step and a half; and the enharmonic, in which the first two intervals were one-quarter of a step and the upper one a major third.

    A Popular History of the Art of Music From the Earliest Times Until the Present

  • The new name for the sub genera is a IIWBETOSISTTCOEBNWHAPSAKOTC which stands for:

    SF Tidbits for 6/22/06

  • On this idea of the natural system being, in so far as it has been perfected, genealogical in its arrangement, with the grades of difference between the descendants from a common parent, expressed by the terms genera, families, orders, &c., we can understand the rules which we are compelled to follow in our classification.

    Darwin's Logic: Preliminaries: Vera Causa

  • On this idea of the natural system, being, in so far as it has been perfected, genealogical in its arrangement, with the grades of difference expressed by the terms genera, families, orders, &c., we can understand the rules which we are compelled to follow in our classification.

    XIV. Mutual Affinities of Organic Beings: Morphology-Embryology-Rudimentary Organs. On the Nature of the Affinities Connecting Organic Beings

  • On this idea of the natural system being, in so far as it has been perfected, genealogical in its arrangement, with the grades of difference between the descendants from a common parent, expressed by the terms genera, families, orders, etc., we can understand the rules which we are compelled to follow in our classification.

    On the Origin of Species~ Chapter 13 (historical)

  • [2] [3] established for the first time a widely acceptable and fruitful set of principles for classifying plants and animals into the groupings we know as genera (separate groups comprising few or many closely related species).

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • [1] [2] established for the first time a widely acceptable and fruitful set of principles for classifying plants and animals into the groupings we know as genera (separate groups comprising few or many closely related species).

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • But then he presents the genera in the particulars and the genera after the particulars in a manner which seems to differ from Ammonius™ account, for he seems to treat them as two subdivisions of one class of genera, which is distinguished from the genera before the particulars by being later-born

    Byzantine Philosophy

  • And thus all propositions wherein more comprehensive words, called genera, are affirmed of subordinate or less comprehensive, called species, or individuals, are barely verbal.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • While they are from two different genera, which is botanically correct, in the US they are distributed as one group.

    I Yam What I Yam...

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