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penicillium

noun pen·i·cil·li·um \-ˈsi-lē-əm\
plural pen·i·cil·lia\-lē-ə\

Definition of PENICILLIUM

:  any of a genus (Penicillium) of fungi (as a blue mold) that are found chiefly on moist nonliving organic matter (as decaying fruit) and have been grouped with the imperfect fungi but are now often placed with the ascomycetes

Origin of PENICILLIUM

New Latin, from Latin penicillus
First Known Use: 1867

Rhymes with PENICILLIUM

penicillium

noun pen·i·cil·li·um \ˌpen-ə-ˈsil-ē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PENICILLIUM

1
capitalized :  a genus of fungi (as the blue molds) that have been grouped with the imperfect fungi but are now often placed with the ascomycetes and that are found chiefly on moist nonliving organic matter (as decaying fruit), are characterized by the erect branching conidiophores ending in tufts of club-shaped cells from which conidia are formed in chains, and include molds useful in economic fermentation and the production of antibiotics
2
plural pen·i·cil·lia \-ē-ə\ :  any mold of the genus Penicillium

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