Origin of mucor

1650–60; < New Latin, Latin: moldiness, equivalent to mūc(ēre) to be moldy or musty + -or -or1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for mucor


  1. any fungus belonging to the genus Mucor, which comprises many common moulds

Word Origin for mucor

C20: New Latin, from Latin: mould
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mucor in Medicine


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