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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.]


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)]


(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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Building-associated pulmonary disease from exposure to Stachybotrys chartarum and Aspergillus versicolor.
Onychomycosis Causative Organisms in the United States Dermatophytes Yeasts Most Common Trichophyton rubrum Candida parapsilosis Less Common Trichophyton mentagrophytes Candida albicans Least Common Trichophyton tonsurans Candida guilliermondii Microsporum canis Candida tropicalis Epidermophyton ftoccosum Candida lusitaniae Nondermatophyte Molds Most Common Acremonium spp Fusarium spp Less Common Scopulariopsis spp Least Common Scytalidium spp Aspergillus versicolor Aspergillus flavus Aspergillus fumigatus Aspergillus terreus Source: Ghannoum MD, Hajjeh RA, Scher R.
All species of Fusarium, Scedosporium, and the Mucorales, as well as 11 of 13 Aspergillus species (85%; Aspergillus versicolor and Aspergillus wentii excepted) used in the study were accurately detected and differentiated.