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bread mold

n.
Any of various fungi that grow on bread and other foods, especially those of the genus Rhizopus.

bread′ mold`


n.
any fungus of the family Mucoraceae, esp. Rhizopus nigricans, that forms a black furry coating on foodstuffs.
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Noun1.bread mold - a mold of the genus Rhizopus
genus Rhizopus - a genus of rot-causing fungi having columnar hemispherical aerial sporangia anchored to the substrate by rhizoids
rhizopus - any of various rot causing fungi of the genus Rhizopus
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