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rhizopus

/ˈraɪzəʊpəs/
noun
1.
any zygomycetous fungus of the genus Rhizopus, esp R. nigricans, a bread mould
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from rhizo- + Greek pous foot
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rhizopus in Medicine

Rhizopus Rhi·zo·pus (rī'zə-pəs, rī-zō'pəs)
n.
A genus of rot-causing fungi that includes the common bread mold; some species cause mucormycosis in humans.

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