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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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TABLA I PORCENTAJE DE GENEROS DE HONGOS AISLADOS DE LAS MUESTRAS DE ALIMENTOS CONCENTRADOS PARA PERROS Y GATOS Genero N Porcentaje (%) Aspergillus 26 37,14 Penicillium 17 24,29 Fusarium 12 17,14 Cladosporium 8 11,43 Acremonium 3 4,29 Eurotium 2 2,86 Mucor 2 2,86 Total 70 100 TABLA II FRECUENCIA DE AISLAMIENTO DE ESPECIES FUNGICAS EN ALIMENTOS CONCENTRADOS PARA PERROS Y GATOS Tipo de mascota Marca del Especies fungicas N (%) alimento Perros 1 Penicillium expansum 1 (1,43) 2 Penicillium expansum 4 (5,71) Aspergillus flavus 8 (11,43) Cladosporium herbarum 3 (4,29) Aspergillus fumigatus 4 (5,71) 3 Fusarium poae 4 (5,71) Aspergillus flavus 7 (10,00) Acremonium charticola 2 (2,86) Acremonium charticola 1 (1,43) 4 Aspergillus terreus 4 (5,71) Penicillium citrinum 12 (17,14) Gatos 1 Mucor sp.
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.