aspergillus


as·per·gil·lus

noun \-ˈji-ləs\
plural as·per·gil·li\-ˈji-ˌlī\

Definition of ASPERGILLUS

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

Origin of ASPERGILLUS

New Latin, genus name, from aspergillum
First Known Use: 1862

as·per·gil·lus

noun \-ˈjil-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ASPERGILLUS

1
capitalized : a genus of ascomycetous fungi with branched radiate sporophores including many common molds
2
plural as·per·gil·li \-ˈjil-ˌī, -(ˌ)ē\ : any fungus of the genus Aspergillus

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