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mucor

[ myoo-ker ]
/ ˈmyu kər /
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noun

any phycomycetous fungus of the genus Mucor, that forms a furry coating on foodstuffs and dead and decaying vegetable matter.

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Origin of mucor

1650–60; <New Latin, Latin: moldiness, equivalent to mūc(ēre) to be moldy or musty + -or-or1
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British Dictionary definitions for mucor

mucor
/ (ˈmjuːkɔː) /

noun

any fungus belonging to the genus Mucor, which comprises many common moulds
C20: New Latin, from Latin: mould
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Medical definitions for mucor

Mucor
[ myōōkôr ]

n.

A genus of fungi of the family Mucoraceae, several species of which are pathogenic to humans.
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