- any phycomycetous fungus of the genus Mucor, that forms a furry coating on foodstuffs and dead and decaying vegetable matter.
Origin of mucor
1650–60; < New Latin, Latin: moldiness, equivalent to mūc(ēre) to be moldy or musty + -or -or1
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Examples from the Web for mucor
Species of Mucor, Botrytis, and other fungi, may also be met with.Disease in Plants
H. Marshall Ward
Other moulds are sometimes met with, parasitic upon the larger species of Mucor.Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany
Douglas Houghton Campbell
They were covered with mould, consisting chiefly of a species of Mucor, and one also of Botrytis or Botryosporium.
The mash is then cooled down somewhat, diluted with sterilized water and innoculated with the mucor filaments.Creative Chemistry
Edwin E. Slosson
The mucilage surrounding endospores of Mucor, conidia of Empusa, &c., serves to gum the spore to animals.
- any fungus belonging to the genus Mucor, which comprises many common moulds
C20: New Latin, from Latin: mould
- A genus of fungi of the family Mucoraceae, several species of which are pathogenic to humans.
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