penicillus

noun

pen·​i·​cil·​lus ˌpen-ə-ˈsil-əs How to pronounce penicillus (audio)
plural penicilli -ˌī How to pronounce penicillus (audio)
1
: one of the small straight arteries of the red pulp of the spleen
2
: the branching penicillate conidiophore in fungi of various genera (as Penicillium)

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“Penicillus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/penicillus. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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