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rhizopus

/ (ˈraɪzəʊpəs) /
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noun
any zygomycetous fungus of the genus Rhizopus, esp R. nigricans, a bread mould
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Word Origin for rhizopus

C19: New Latin, from rhizo- + Greek pous foot
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Medical definitions for rhizopus

Rhizopus
[ rīzə-pəs, rī-zōpəs ]

n.
A genus of rot-causing fungi that includes the common bread mold; some species cause mucormycosis in humans.
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