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torula

noun tor·u·la \ˈtr-yə-lə, ˈtär-, -ə-lə\
plural tor·u·lae\-ˌlē, -ˌlī\ also tor·u·las

Definition of TORULA

:  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
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Origin of TORULA

New Latin, from Latin torus protuberance
First Known Use: 1862
Medical Dictionary

torula

noun tor·u·la \ˈtr-yə-lə, ˈtär-\

Medical Definition of TORULA

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plural tor·u·lae \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\ 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 formers b :  cryptococcosis
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capitalized a :  a genus of usually dark colored chiefly saprophytic imperfect fungi (family Dematiaceae) b in 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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