Definition of sensu lato in English:

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sensu lato

Pronunciation: /ˌsenso͞o ˈlädō/


In the broad sense.
Example sentences
  • Notable omissions include microsporidia and long-branching fungi, leaving chytrids to represent fungi sensu lato.
  • I am aware that there are over 600 species of Eucalyptus sensu lato and that they do not all show the same response to fire, and I acknowledge that I did not witness the destruction of the Weston Creek laboratory.
  • Botanical source appears to be Cupressaceae sensu lato, also based on amber chemistry and direct association with wood and cone scales.



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Syllabification: sen·su la·to

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