css: how to get the browser's default font family

Tags: html,css

Problem :

I'm new with css and maybe this question is trivial, but I have googled a little and I didn't find what I'm looking for.

I have declared a font-family for all my site. Now, I want to override the font family for some sections. I need the browser's default font family. How can I specify the browser's default font family in a css?

.browser-defatults {
   font-family: ?????

Thanks in advanced.

EDIT: Maybe I need to ignore all styles, how could I do this?

Solution :

From what I know CSS doesn't offer an option to ignore all previous user styles for a property.

A work-around to your problem may be to use a generic font-family,

font-family: serif;

and let the browser choose.

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