Congener meaning

kŏn'jə-nər
A substance, formed in an alcoholic beverage during fermentation or distillation, that gives the beverage its characteristic flavor, color, etc.
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A member of the same kind, class, or group.
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An organism belonging to the same taxonomic genus as another organism.
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A person or thing of the same kind, class, race, or genus.
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A member of the same kind, class, or group.
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An organism belonging to the same taxonomic genus as another organism.
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A compound produced in the same process that produces another, often structurally similar compound.
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A plant or animal of the same taxonomic genus as another.
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A person or thing similar in behavior or nature to another.
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(chemistry) Any of a group of structurally-related compounds.
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Any of several alcohols, other than ethanol, that are found in fermented and distilled alcoholic drinks, and are partially responsible for their flavour and character.
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Origin of congener

  • From Latin of the same race com- com- genus gener- race genə- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French congénère, from Latin com- (“same”) +‎ genus (“kind”)
    From Wiktionary