One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of an animal or plant species) belonging to the same genus.‘this animal is congeneric with the later species’
- ‘These levels of divergence are greater than those reported previously for congeneric species in diverse invertebrate taxa, including crustaceans.’
- ‘Three decapod species are congeneric with extant species known from outer shelf and slope habitats documenting an onshore-offshore pattern of ecological preference.’
- ‘These observations provided convincing evidence that the two taxa are congeneric, both characterized by a bifurcate ventral lobe.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1 Of 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.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin congener (see congener) + -ic.
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