Definition of intergeneric in English:

intergeneric

adjective

Biology
  • Existing between or obtained from different genera.

    ‘intergeneric differences’
    ‘an intergeneric hybrid’
    • ‘As these species are cross-incompatible, the only way to obtain such intergeneric hybrids is protoplast fusion and somatic hybridization.’
    • ‘Interspecific or intergeneric hybridization, followed by chromosome doubling, can lead to the formation of new allopolyploid species.’
    • ‘The loose interspecific or even intergeneric connections probably provide polyploids with such genetic flexibility.’
    • ‘If these were intergeneric hybrids, they would likely have significantly incongruent positions between the chloroplast and mitochondrial gene phylogenies.’
    • ‘In this framework, a number of interspecific and intergeneric hybrids were grown and tested for fertility and fruit quality.’

Pronunciation:

intergeneric

/ˌɪntədʒɪˈnɛrɪk/