noun Etymology: Latin, of the same kind, from com- + gener-, genus kind — more at kin Date: circa 1736 1. a member of the same taxonomic genus as another plant or animal 2. a person, organism, or thing resembling another in nature or action <
the New England private schools and their congeners west of the Alleghenies — Oliver La Farge
3. a chemical substance related to another • congeneric adjectivecongenerous adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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