GENUS AND SPECIES


GENUS AND SPECIES
   a form of classification used in the logic of ARISTOTLE which greatly influenced the development of Western thought and SCIENCE. A "genus" is a class which may be divided into sub-classes or "species;" e.g. a cat is the genus, while a Tabby cat is the species.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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