genus, species

 The second is a subgroup of the first. The convention is to capitalize the genus but not the species, as in Homo sapiens. The plurals are genera and species. The traditional order of divisions in taxonomy is phylum, class, order, family, genus, species.

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  • genus, species —    The second is a subgroup of the first. The convention is to capitalize the genus but not the species, as in Homo sapiens. The plurals are genera and species. The traditional order of divisions in taxonomy is kingdom, phylum, class, order,… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • SPECIES — apud incertum Auctorem MS. in Periegesi Orbis rom. His similiter et Seleucie civitas optima, quae et ipsa omnia, quae veniunt, praedictae ANtiochiae offert, et Fiscales Species et Privatas vox est ICtis notissima, quibus idem sonat, quod… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Genus — Genera redirects here. For the operating system, see Genera (operating system). For other uses, see Genus (disambiguation). In biology, a genus (plural: genera) is a low level taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and… …   Wikipedia

  • Genus — Ge nus (j[=e] n[u^]s), n.; pl. {Genera}. [L., birth, race, kind, sort; akin to Gr. ?. See {Gender}, and cf. {Benign}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Logic) A class of objects divided into several subordinate species; a class more extensive than a species; a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Species — Spe cies, n. sing. & pl. [L., a sight, outward appearance, shape, form, a particular sort, kind, or quality, a species. See {Spice}, n., and cf. {Specie}, {Special}.] 1. Visible or sensible presentation; appearance; a sensible percept received by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • genus — [jē′nəs] n. pl. genera [jen′ər ə] or genuses [L, birth, origin, race, species, kind < IE base * ĝen , to beget, produce > L gignere, to beget, gens, clan, Gr genos, race, gignesthai, to be born, Ger kind, child, OE (ge)cynd, KIND, cennan,… …   English World dictionary

  • Species (metaphysics) — Species (used as a noun) in metaphysics are defined by their genus (genos) and differentia (diaphora). For example, a human being as a species can be defined as an animal (genus) that can reason (differentia).The term is derived from the Greek… …   Wikipedia

  • species — [spē′shēz, ] also [ spē′sēz] n. pl. species [L, a seeing, appearance, shape, kind, or quality < base of specere, to see: see SPY] 1. a distinct kind; sort; variety; class [a species of bravery] 2. Obs. outward form, appearance, or mental image …   English World dictionary

  • Genus (disambiguation) — Genus, from the Latin genus, generis birth, race, stock, kind may refer to: *In Linnaean taxonomy, genus is the rank between family and species. * Genus (mathematics), a classifying property of a mathematical object ** Genus of a multiplicative… …   Wikipedia

  • Specĭes — (lat.), 1) Gestalt, Anblick, äußeres Ansehen, Beschaffenheit, Begriff; 2) einzelne Art (s.d. 3) als Unterabtheilung eines Geschlechts (s. Genus 3) od. einer Gattung (s.d. 2); 3) (Grundrechnungen, Grundoperationen), die vier allen übrigen zum… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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