Pullularia

noun

Pul·​lu·​lar·​ia
ˌpəlyəˈla(a)rēə
: a genus of fungi (family Pseudosaccharomycetaceae) forming yeastlike colonies that are at first dirty white, then streaked with dark green or black, and eventually wholly black and more or less leathery and including a form (P. pullulans) that causes discoloration of pulp and paper

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin pullulare + New Latin -aria

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“Pullularia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pullularia. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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