Mucoraceae

noun plural

Mu·​co·​ra·​ce·​ae ˌmyü-kə-ˈrā-sē-ˌē How to pronounce Mucoraceae (audio)
: a large family of chiefly saprophytic molds of the order Mucorales having a well-developed branching mycelium that lacks septa and including many molds (as members of the genera Rhizopus and Mucor) that are destructive to food products (as bread, fruits, or vegetables)
mucoraceous adjective

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“Mucoraceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Mucoraceae. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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