Penicillium Definition

pĕnĭ-sĭlē-əm
penicillia, penicilliums
noun
Any of a genus (Penicillium) of imperfect fungi growing as green mold on stale bread, ripening cheese, decaying fruit, etc.: penicillin is derived from some species.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
genus Penicillium
pronoun

A taxonomic genus within the family Trichocomaceae "” many economically important soil fungi and molds, widespread in cool and temperate climates.

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Other Word Forms of Penicillium

Noun

Singular:
penicillium
Plural:
penicilliums

Origin of Penicillium

  • New Latin Pēnicillium genus name from Latin pēnicillus brush pencil

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the genus name.

    From Wiktionary

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