torula

noun
tor·u·la | \ˈtȯr-yə-lə, ˈtär-, -ə-lə\
plural torulae\ˈtȯr-(y)ə-ˌlē, ˈtär-, -ˌlī \ also torulas

Definition of torula 

: any of various fungi (genus Torula) and especially yeasts that lack sexual spores, do not produce alcoholic fermentations, and are typically acid formers

called also torula yeast

First Known Use of torula

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for torula

New Latin, from Latin torus protuberance

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torula

noun
tor·u·la | \ˈtȯr-yə-lə, ˈtär- \

Medical Definition of torula 

1 plural torulae\-ˌlē, -ˌlī \ also torulas

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

2 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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