Definition of congeneric in English:


Line breaks: con|gen¦eric
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒndʒɪˈnɛrɪk


1(Of an animal or plant species) belonging to the same genus: this animal is congeneric with the later species
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  • Three decapod species are congeneric with extant species known from outer shelf and slope habitats documenting an onshore-offshore pattern of ecological preference.
  • 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.
1.1Of a related nature or origin: the two sets were congeneric
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  • 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.



Pronunciation: /kənˈdʒɛn(ə)rəs/
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  • A group of the chemically congenerous compounds, named cobalamin, belongs to vitamin B12.
  • It is impermissible to subject human beings to differences in treatment that are inconsistent with their unique and congenerous character.
  • To be concerned only with things that are congenerous and homogeneous, thereby depriving the artist of his power to manipulate things on a conceptual basis from a third party's standpoint, he becomes prone to extract the naked truth from things from a mode of positive involvement with them.

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