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PENICILLIUM (penicillia)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Penicillium mean? 

PENICILLIUM (noun)
  The noun PENICILLIUM has 1 sense:

1. genus of fungi commonly growing as green or blue molds on decaying food; used in making cheese and as a source of penicillin

  Familiarity information: PENICILLIUM used as a noun is very rare.


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PENICILLIUM (noun)


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Meaning:

Genus of fungi commonly growing as green or blue molds on decaying food; used in making cheese and as a source of penicillin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

genus Penicillium; Penicillium

Hypernyms ("Penicillium" is a kind of...):

fungus genus (includes lichen genera)

Holonyms ("Penicillium" is a member of...):

family Moniliaceae; Moniliaceae (family of imperfect fungi having white or brightly colored hyphae and spores that are produced directly on the mycelium and not aggregated in fruiting bodies)


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