Ge*ner"ic (?), Ge*ner"ic*al (?), a. [L. genus, generis, race, kind: cf. F. g'en'erique. See Gender.]

1. Biol.

Pertaining to a genus or kind; relating to a genus, as distinct from a species, or from another genus; as, a generic description; a generic difference; a generic name.


Very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or their characteristics; -- opposed to specific.

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