cloud genus

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cloud genus (plural cloud genera)

  1. (meteorology) Grouping of the standard cloud classification system. Members include cirrus, cirrocumulus, cirrostratus, altocumulus, altostratus, nimbostratus, stratocumulus, stratus, cumulus, and cumulonimbus.

Source AMS Glossary of Meteorology