aspergillus

aspergillus

[as-per-jil-uhs]
noun, plural aspergilli [as-per-jil-ahy] . Mycology.
any fungus of the genus Aspergillus, having sporophores with a bristly, knoblike top.

Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin: alteration of aspergillum

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aspergillus (ˌæspəˈdʒɪləs)
 
n , pl -gilli
any ascomycetous fungus of the genus Aspergillus, having chains of conidia attached like bristles to a club-shaped stalk: family Aspergillaceae
 
[C19: from New Latin aspergillum (from its similar appearance)]

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Aspergillus As·per·gil·lus (ās'pər-jĭl'əs)
n.
A genus of fungi that includes many common molds.

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