torula


tor·u·la

noun \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

Origin of TORULA

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

tor·u·la

noun \ˈtr-yə-lə, ˈtär-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TORULA

1
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
2
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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