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aspergillus

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noun as·per·gil·lus \-ˈji-ləs\

Definition of aspergillus

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aspergilli

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  1. :  any of a genus (Aspergillus) of ascomycetous fungi with branched radiate sporophores including many common molds



Origin and Etymology of aspergillus

New Latin, genus name, from aspergillum


First Known Use: 1862


Medical Dictionary

aspergillus

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noun as·per·gil·lus \-ˈjil-əs\

Medical Definition of aspergillus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of ascomycetous fungi with branched radiate sporophores including many common molds

  2. 2plural aspergilli \-ˈjil-ˌī, -(ˌ)ē\play play :  any fungus of the genus Aspergillus




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