HyperDic: genus_penicillium

English > 1 sense of the expression genus Penicillium:
NOUNplantgenus Penicillium, Penicilliumgenus of fungi commonly growing as green or blue molds on decaying food
English > genus Penicillium: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaninggenus of fungi commonly growing as green or blue molds on decaying food; used in making cheese and as a source of penicillin.
SynonymPenicillium
Member ofMoniliaceae, family Moniliaceaefamily of imperfect fungi having white or brightly colored hyphae and spores that are produced directly on the mycelium and not aggregated in fruiting bodies
Broaderfungus genusIncludes lichen genera
Spanishgenus penicillium, penicillium
Catalangenus penicillium, penicillium

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