from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a form-genus; a genus based upon apparent species which are really only stages in the life-cycle of species of other genera. Many of the so-called genera of fungi, bacteria, etc., are pseudo- or form-genera. See form-genus, and compare form-species.
- n. In zoology, a spurious genus.
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