Definition of congeneric in English:


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  • 1(of an animal or plant species) belonging to the same genus.

    ‘this animal is congeneric with the later species’
    • ‘Three decapod species are congeneric with extant species known from outer shelf and slope habitats documenting an onshore-offshore pattern of ecological preference.’
    • ‘Many of the organisms are congeneric with species known from Southern Hemisphere fossil localities in New Zealand and South America.’
    • ‘The two Asian species clearly are congeneric with one another, but not with B. drabensis.’
    • ‘These levels of divergence are greater than those reported previously for congeneric species in diverse invertebrate taxa, including crustaceans.’
    • ‘These observations provided convincing evidence that the two taxa are congeneric, both characterized by a bifurcate ventral lobe.’
    1. 1.1Of a related nature or origin.
      ‘the two sets were congeneric’
      • ‘Comparing fit indices, the tan equivalent model is not significantly worse than the congeneric model, and the parallel form model is not significantly worse than the tan equivalent model.’
      • ‘In this study, two types of measurement models were assessed, namely one-factor congeneric models and multi-factor models.’
      • ‘Equations for computing weights that maximize the reliability of a test with multiple parts were derived using a congeneric model.’



/ˌkänjəˈnerik/ /ˌkɑndʒəˈnɛrɪk/


Mid 17th century from Latin congener (see congener) + -ic.