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torula

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noun, tor·u·la \ˈtȯr-yə-lə, ˈtär-, -ə-lə\

Definition of torula

plural torulaeplay \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\ also torulas

  1. :  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 Dictionary

torula

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noun tor·u·la \ˈtȯr-yə-lə, ˈtär-\

Medical Definition of torula

  1. 1plural torulae \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\play play also torulas 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. 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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