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mucor

[myoo-ker] /ˈmyu kər/
noun
1.
any phycomycetous fungus of the genus Mucor, that forms a furry coating on foodstuffs and dead and decaying vegetable matter.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Neo-Latin, Latin: moldiness, equivalent to mūc(ēre) to be moldy or musty + -or -or1
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mucor

/ˈmjuːkɔː/
noun
1.
any fungus belonging to the genus Mucor, which comprises many common moulds
Word Origin
C20: New Latin, from Latin: mould
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mucor in Medicine

Mucor Mu·cor (myōō'kôr)
n.
A genus of fungi of the family Mucoraceae, several species of which are pathogenic to humans.

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