genus name

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genus name (plural genus names)

  1. (biology, taxonomy) The scientific name of a genus may be called the generic name or generic epithet: it is always capitalized.

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The scientific name (binomen) of a species is a two-part name and is typeset in italics, the genus name (the first name) has an inital uppercase (capital) letter and the species epithet (or specific epithet) is written with a lowercase (small) letter; for example, the scientific name of the wild Rock Dove is Columba livia.

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