from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The taxonomic genus that is designated as representative of the family to which it belongs.
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- n. (biology) genus from which the name of a family or subfamily is formed; it is not necessarily the most representative genus but often the largest or best known or earliest described
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