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aspergillus

[ as-per-jil-uhs ]
/ ˌæs pərˈdʒɪl əs /
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noun, plural as·per·gil·li [as-per-jil-ahy]. /ˌæs pərˈdʒɪl aɪ/. Mycology.
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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British Dictionary definitions for aspergillus

aspergillus
/ (ˌæspəˈdʒɪləs) /

noun plural -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 for aspergillus

C19: from New Latin aspergillum (from its similar appearance)
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Medical definitions for aspergillus

Aspergillus
[ ăs′pər-jĭləs ]

n.
A genus of fungi that includes many common molds.
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