congener

1. One of two or more things of the same kind, as of animal or plant with respect to classification. 2. One of two or more muscles with the same function. [L. con-, with, + genus, race]

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con·ge·ner 'kän-jə-nər, kən-'jē- also co·ge·ner 'kō-.jē-nər, kō-' n
1) a member of the same taxonomic genus as another plant or animal
2) a chemical substance related to another <tetracycline and its \congeners>
con·ge·ner·ic .kän-jə-'ner-ik adj

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con·ge·ner (konґjə-nər) [con- + genus race] 1. something closely related to another thing or derived from the same source or stock, such as a member of the same genus, a muscle having the same function as another, or a chemical compound closely related to another in composition and exerting similar or antagonistic effects. 2. a secondary product in alcohol fermentation that helps to determine the composition of the final product. congeneric, congenerous adj

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  • Congener — Con ge*ner (?; 277), n. [From L. congener. See {Congenerous}.] A thing of the same genus, species, or kind; a thing allied in nature, character, or action. [1913 Webster] The cherry tree has been often grafted on the laurel, to which it is a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Congener — (from Latin congener of the same race or kind, from com together + gener , stem of genus kind ) has several different meanings depending on the field in which it is used. Colloquially, it is used to mean a person or thing like another, in… …   Wikipedia

  • congener — 1730s, from Fr. congénère (16c.), from L. congener of the same race or kind, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + gener , stem of genus kind (see GENUS (Cf. genus)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • congener — index complement, correlate, counterpart (complement) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • congener — [kän′jə nər] n. [L, of the same race or kind < com , together + genus (gen. generis), race, GENUS] a person or thing of the same kind, class, race, or genus congeneric [kän′jə ner′ik] adj. congenerous [kən jen′ər əs] …   English World dictionary

  • congener — n. a thing or person of the same kind or category as another, esp. animals or plants of a specified genus (the goldfinch is a congener of the canary). Etymology: L (as con , genus) …   Useful english dictionary

  • congener — noun Etymology: Latin, of the same kind, from com + gener , genus kind more at kin Date: circa 1736 1. a member of the same taxonomic genus as another plant or animal 2. a person, organism, or thing resembling another in nature or action < the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Congener — Beispiel: PCB Kongenere Beispiel: BDE 99, ein Kongener der PBDE Kongenere (auch Congenere) sind …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • congener — /kon jeuh neuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing of the same kind or class as another. 2. a plant, animal, fungus, etc., belonging to the same genus as another. 3. Also, congeneric. a secondary product formed in alcohol during fermentation that… …   Universalium

  • congener — noun a) A plant or animal of the same taxonomic genus as another. b) A person or thing similar in behavior or nature to another. Syn: cogener See Also: congeneric …   Wiktionary

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