HyperDic: type_genus

English > 1 sense of the expression type genus:
NOUNgrouptype genus(biology) genus from which the name of a family or subfamily is formed
English > type genus: 1 sense > noun 1, group
Meaning(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.
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Broadergenus(biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species

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