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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.
Dictionary entry details
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Genus of fungi commonly growing as green or blue molds on decaying food; used in making cheese and as a source of penicillin
Nouns denoting plants
genus Penicillium; Penicillium
Hypernyms ("Penicillium" is a kind of...):
fungus genus (includes lichen genera)
Holonyms ("Penicillium" is a member of...):
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