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aspergillus

[as-per-jil-uh s]
noun, plural as·per·gil·li [as-per-jil-ahy] /ˌæs pərˈdʒɪl aɪ/. Mycology.
  1. any fungus of the genus Aspergillus, having sporophores with a bristly, knoblike top.
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Origin of aspergillus

1840–50; < New Latin: alteration of aspergillum
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aspergillus

noun plural -gilli (-ˈdʒɪlaɪ)
  1. any ascomycetous fungus of the genus Aspergillus, having chains of conidia attached like bristles to a club-shaped stalk: family Aspergillaceae
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin aspergillum (from its similar appearance)
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aspergillus in Medicine

Aspergillus

(ăs′pər-jĭləs)
n.
  1. A genus of fungi that includes many common molds.
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