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Noun: congener  kón-ju-nu(r)
  1. A minor chemical constituent that gives a wine or liquor its distinctive character
  2. An animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
    - relative, congenator, congeneric
  3. A whole (a thing or person) of the same kind or category as another
    "lard was also used, though its congener, butter, was more frequently employed"; "the American shopkeeper differs from his European congener"

Derived forms: congeners

Type of: being, chemical, chemical substance, organism, unit, whole

Encyclopedia: Congener