英 ['dʒiːnəs; 'dʒenəs]
来自词根gen, 生育，词源同generate. 用于科学术语。
- genus: see general
- genus (n.)
- (plural genera), 1550s as a term of logic, "kind or class of things" (biological sense dates from c. 1600), from Latin genus (genitive generis) "race, stock, kind; family, birth, descent, origin," from PIE root *gene- "to produce, give birth, beget," with derivatives referring to family and tribal groups.
Cognates in this highly productive word group include Sanskrit janati "begets, bears," janah "race," janman- "birth, origin," jatah "born;" Avestan zizanenti "they bear;" Greek gignesthai "to become, happen," genos "race, kind," gonos "birth, offspring, stock;" Latin gignere "to beget," gnasci "to be born," genius "procreative divinity, inborn tutelary spirit, innate quality," ingenium "inborn character," possibly germen "shoot, bud, embryo, germ;" Lithuanian gentis "kinsmen;" Gothic kuni "race;" Old English cennan "beget, create," gecynd "kind, nature, race;" Old High German kind "child;" Old Irish ro-genar "I was born;" Welsh geni "to be born;" Armenian chanim "I bear, I am born").
- 1. The daffodil belongs to the genus Narcissus.
- 2. This genus of plants differentiate into many species.
- 3. This genus of plants differentiates into many species.
- 4. A genus is superior to a species.
- 5. It inhabits a larger area than the megascolecid genus Pheretinca.
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