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noun tor·u·la \ˈtr-yə-lə, ˈtär-\

Medical Definition of TORULA

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
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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