Definition of pseudogenus in English:

pseudogenus

noun

Botany Zoology
rare
  • A spurious or invalid genus of plants or animals, such as one based on superficial similarities between unrelated species, or on forms (e.g. developmental stages) that have been mistakenly regarded as distinct. Also: a name used for a group of hybrid forms, especially intergeneric hybrids.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From pseudo- + genus.

Pronunciation

pseudogenus

/ˈs(j)uːdə(ʊ)ˌdʒiːnəs/