bread mold

noun
any fungus of the family Mucoraceae, especially Rhizopus nigricans, that forms a black, furry coating on foodstuffs.
Also called black mold.


Origin:
1920–25

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Until now, clock genes have been identified only in fruit flies and in a type of bread mold.
There may also be an extensive fungus growth on tissue and air sac surfaces that appears similar to bread mold.
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