aspergillin

noun

as·​per·​gil·​lin ˌas-pər-ˈjil-ən How to pronounce aspergillin (audio)
1
: an amorphous black pigment found in the spores of various fungi of the genus Aspergillus
2
: an antibacterial substance isolated from two molds of the genus Aspergillus (A. flavus and A. fumigatus) and reported to possess activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria

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“Aspergillin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aspergillin. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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