What is another word for subgenus?

Pronunciation: [sˈʌbd͡ʒənəs] (IPA)

Subgenus, a taxonomic rank that falls below genus, is a term used in biology to classify and identify similar species. It is often used to describe a group of related species that share common characteristics, but are distinct from other species within the same genus. Other synonyms for subgenus include infragenus, section and subsection. Infragenus is typically used for smaller groups within a genus, whereas section and subsection are more commonly used in plant taxonomy. These terms are all used to describe the same concept of dividing a genus into smaller, more closely related groups of species for scientific classification and identification purposes.

What are the hypernyms for Subgenus?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Subgenus?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the holonyms for Subgenus?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.
  • holonyms for subgenus (as nouns)

Usage examples for Subgenus

In Agarics, especially in the subgenus Mycena, the gills and stem are replete with a milky juice.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses"
Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
At Point Pedro, Mr. Edgar Layard met with one on the bark of trees, after heavy rain, which would appear to belong to the subgenus geoplana.
"Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon"
J. Emerson Tennent
Another very singular subgenus, met with in Ceylon, is distinguished by the abdomen being dilated behind, and armed with two long spines, arching obliquely backwards.
"Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon"
J. Emerson Tennent

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