Definition of torula
plural tor·u·laeplay \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\ also tor·u·las
: any of various fungi (genus Torula) and especially yeasts that lack sexual spores, do not produce alcoholic fermentations, and are typically acid formers —called also torula yeast
Origin of torula
New Latin, from Latin torus protuberance
First Known Use: 1862
Medical Definition of torula
1plural tor·u·lae \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\play play also tor·u·las a: any of various yeasts or fungi resembling yeasts that lack sexual spores, do not produce alcoholic fermentations, and are typically acid formersb: cryptococcosis
2 capitalized a: a genus of usually dark colored chiefly saprophytic imperfect fungi (family Dematiaceae)bin some classifications : a genus of yeasts including pathogens (as T. histolytica synonym Cryptococcus neoformans that causes cryptococcosis) usually placed in the genus Cryptococcus
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