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rhizopus

noun
  1. any zygomycetous fungus of the genus Rhizopus, esp R. nigricans, a bread mould
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Word Origin

C19: New Latin, from rhizo- + Greek pous foot
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Historical Examples

  • Rhizopus necans is sometimes the cause of extensive destruction of bulbs.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6

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rhizopus in Medicine

Rhizopus

(rīzə-pəs, rī-zōpəs)
n.
  1. A genus of rot-causing fungi that includes the common bread mold; some species cause mucormycosis in humans.
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