Penicillium meaning

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Any of various characteristically bluish-green fungi of the genus Penicillium that grow as molds on decaying fruits and ripening cheese and are used in the production of antibiotics such as penicillin and in making cheese.
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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.
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Any of various characteristically bluish-green fungi of the genus Penicillium that grow as molds on decaying fruits and ripening cheese and are used in the production of antibiotics such as penicillin and in making cheese.
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Any of various bluish-green fungi of the genus Penicillium, that grow as molds on decaying fruits, ripening cheeses, and bread, and are used to produce penicillin and certain other antibiotics.
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Any of the blue-green fungi, of the genus Penicillium, that are an important source of antibiotics.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Trichocomaceae "” many economically important soil fungi and molds, widespread in cool and temperate climates.
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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