Definition of aspergillus
: any of a genus (Aspergillus) of ascomycetous fungi with branched radiate sporophores including many common molds
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Ancient Chinese brewers would add a fungus called aspergillus to the rice; the spores release enzymes that break down starch into fermentable sugars.
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Origin and Etymology of aspergillus
New Latin, genus name, from aspergillum
First Known Use: 1751See Words from the same year
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