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[as-per-jil-uh s] /ˌæs pərˈdʒɪl əs/
noun, plural aspergilli
[as-per-jil-ahy] /ˌæs pərˈdʒɪl aɪ/ (Show IPA).
any fungus of the genus Aspergillus, having sporophores with a bristly, knoblike top.
Origin of aspergillus
1840-50; < New Latin: alteration of aspergillum Unabridged
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noun (pl) -gilli (-ˈdʒɪlaɪ)
any ascomycetous fungus of the genus Aspergillus, having chains of conidia attached like bristles to a club-shaped stalk: family Aspergillaceae
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin aspergillum (from its similar appearance)
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aspergillus in Medicine

Aspergillus As·per·gil·lus (ās'pər-jĭl'əs)
A genus of fungi that includes many common molds.

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