Subgenus Sub*ge"nus, n.; pl. {Subgenera}. (Biol.) A subdivision of a genus, comprising one or more species which differ from other species of the genus in some important character or characters; as, the azaleas now constitute a subgenus of Rhododendron. [1913 Webster]

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