penicillia

Science Dictionary
penicillium   (pěn'ĭ-sĭl'ē-əm)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural penicilliums or penicillia
Any of various bluish-green fungi of the genus Penicillium, that grow as molds on decaying fruits, ripening cheeses, and bread, and are used to produce penicillin and certain other antibiotics.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: penial
Next Definition: penicillin
Words Near: penicillia
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for penicillia
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing penicillia
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature