Mucorales

noun plural

Mu·​co·​ra·​les -ˈrā-(ˌ)lēz How to pronounce Mucorales (audio)
: an order of mostly saprophytic fungi of the subclass Zygomycetes that reproduce asexually by spores borne within sporangia and sexually by homothallic or heterothallic zygospores and that include many common domestic molds

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“Mucorales.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Mucorales. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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