type genus
noun Date: 1840 the genus of a taxonomic family or subfamily from which the name of the family or subfamily is formed

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  • type genus — n the genus of a taxonomic family or subfamily from which the name of the family or subfamily is formed …   Medical dictionary

  • type genus — n. Biol. the particular genus whose name serves as the base for the family name …   English World dictionary

  • Type genus — In biology, the phrase type genus is used differently depending on the nomenclatural Code that applies: * In zoological nomenclature, a type genus is The nominal genus that is the name bearing type of a nominal family group taxon. * In botanical… …   Wikipedia

  • type genus — noun (biology) genus from which the name of a family or subfamily is formed; it is not necessarily the most representative genus but often the largest or best known or earliest described • Topics: ↑biology, ↑biological science • Hypernyms: ↑genus …   Useful english dictionary

  • type genus — type′ ge nus n. bio Biol. the genus that is formally held to be typical of the family or other higher group to which it belongs • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • type-genus — the nominal genus that is the type of a taxon in the family group …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • type genus — In families, the specific genus on which the family is founded, not necessarily the first one described …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • type genus — Biol. the genus that is formally held to be typical of the family or other higher group to which it belongs. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • type genus — /ˈtaɪp dʒinəs/ (say tuyp jeenuhs) noun that genus which is formally taken and held to be typical of the family or other higher group to which it belongs …   Australian English dictionary

  • Type (biology) — Type specimen for Cimbrophlebia brooksi, a fossil scorpion fly. By convention, the red label denotes a type specimen. In biology, a type is one particular specimen (or in some cases a group of specimens) of an organism to which the scientific… …   Wikipedia

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