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family

noun: (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera ("Sharks belong to the fish family")
noun: a collection of things sharing a common attribute

"In fact, each of these individual members of the vegetable kingdom belongs to a genus, and this genus to a family; and these families belong to an original "lineage." At the head of this lineage is a Neter, a "Principle" synthesizing all the characteristics of this lineage; its number, its rhythm, its classification in the general harmony." [R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, The Temple in Man, page 63]

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Classification
Genus
State

Created by Dale Pond. Last Modification: Wednesday January 11, 2017 04:59:35 MST by Dale Pond.