torula


tor·u·la

noun \ˈtr-yə-lə, ˈtär-\

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
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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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