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as·per·gil·lus

 (ăs′pər-jĭl′əs)
n. pl. as·per·gil·li (-jĭl′ī′)
Any of various fungi of the genus Aspergillus, which includes many common molds.

[New Latin Aspergillus, genus name, from aspergillum, aspergillum (from the resemblance of its conidiophore to an aspergillum brush); see aspergillum.]

aspergillus

(ˌæspəˈdʒɪləs)
n, pl -gilli (-ˈdʒɪlaɪ)
(Botany) any ascomycetous fungus of the genus Aspergillus, having chains of conidia attached like bristles to a club-shaped stalk: family Aspergillaceae
[C19: from New Latin aspergillum (from its similar appearance)]

as•per•gil•lus

(ˌæs pərˈdʒɪl əs)

n., pl. -gil•li (-ˈdʒɪl aɪ)
any fungus of the genus Aspergillus, having sporophores with a bristly, knoblike top.
[1840–50; < New Latin; alter. of aspergillum]
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Noun1.aspergillus - genus of common molds causing food spoilage and some pathogenic to plants and animalsAspergillus - genus of common molds causing food spoilage and some pathogenic to plants and animals
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
Aspergillaceae, family Aspergillaceae - family of fungi including some common molds
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En un estudio llevado a cabo en Polonia, con el fin de determinar la presencia de hongos, se tomaron muestras del agua de la pieza de alta velocidad y de la pared de la linea de agua que conecta el reservorio de la unidad y las piezas de mano, los hongos identificados fueron: Aspergillus amstelodami, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus glaucus group, Aspergillus repens, Citromyces spp.
Grain storage studies 24: Moisture content of wheat seed in relation to invasion of seed by species of the Aspergillus glaucus group and the effect of invasion upon germination of the seed.