mucor

mucor

[myoo-ker]
noun
any phycomycetous fungus of the genus Mucor, that forms a furry coating on foodstuffs and dead and decaying vegetable matter.

Origin:
1650–60; < Neo-Latin, Latin: moldiness, equivalent to mūc(ēre) to be moldy or musty + -or -or1

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mucor (ˈmjuːkɔː)
 
n
any fungus belonging to the genus Mucor, which comprises many common moulds
 
[C20: New Latin, from Latin: mould]

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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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