neurospora

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noun neu·ros·po·ra \nu̇-ˈräs-p(ə-)rə, nyu̇-\

Definition of neurospora

  1. :  any of a genus (Neurospora of the family Sordariaceae) of ascomycetous fungi which are used extensively in genetic research and have black perithecia and persistent asci and some of which have salmon-pink or orange spore masses and are severe pests in bakeries

Origin and Etymology of neurospora

New Latin, from neur- + spora spore


First Known Use: 1928


Medical Dictionary

neurospora

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noun neu·ros·po·ra \n(y)u̇-ˈräs-pə-rə\

Medical Definition of neurospora

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (family Sphaeriaceae) of ascomycetous fungi which are used extensively in genetic research and have black perithecia and persistent asci and some of which have salmon pink or orange spore masses and are severe pests in bakeries

  2. 2:  any ascomycetous fungus of the genus Neurospora


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