[ as-per-jil-uh s ]
/ ˌæs pərˈdʒɪl əs /

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.

Origin of aspergillus

1840–50; < New Latin: alteration of aspergillum Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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Medicine definitions for aspergillus


[ ăs′pər-jĭləs ]


A genus of fungi that includes many common molds.
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