Aspergillus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Aspergillus genus of common molds causing food spoilage and some pathogenic to plants and animals
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aspergillus Same as aspersorium, 1.
    • n aspergillus A genus of hyphomycetous fungi, including several of the common molds. Some of the species have been found to be only conidial forms of corresponding species of Eurotium, and it is probable that the same is true of all. Several have been detected in the human ear and in diseased lungs. See cut under Eurotium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Aspergillus the name of a genus of minute fungi or moulds occurring on decaying substances of various kinds
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Usage

In literature:

They succeeded in demonstrating that these vegetable parasitic growths were a form of Aspergillus.
"Makers of Modern Medicine" by James J. Walsh
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In news:

Once grain is dry and cold, or even just cold, the Aspergillus flavus fungus is rarely able to grow and produce more toxin.
The season-long drought and extreme heat have created conditions prime for Aspergillus ear rot to develop in corn, so growers should scout their fields and inspect their grain, a Purdue Extension plant pathologist says.
WOOSTER, Ohio — The ongoing drought afflicting much of Ohio has created conditions that are ripe for the development of a fungal disease corn growers in the Buckeye State typically don't see — Aspergillus ear rot.
BD Partners with Lab21 to Develop Aspergillus Assay for BD MAX Real-Time PCR Platform.
Aspergillus otomycosis in an immunocompromised patient.
A branch of the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus, blamed for causing a meningitis outbreak in eight states.
Aspergillus otomycosis in an immunocompromised patient.
People inhale Aspergillus fungus spores all the time without any problem.
This undated photo made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a branch of the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus.
A sample of Aspergillus fumigatus, the first fungus diagnosed in the fungal meningitis outbreak sweeping the United States, in Nashville, Te.
An early report identified the culprit to be a common fungus called Aspergillus, but state health officials in Tennessesse have since zeroed in on another rarer fungus known as Exserohilum.
The fungus , Aspergillus fumigatus, is immobile, so it can grow only where its spores happen to land.
), Aspergillus, Geotrichum, Rhodotorula, and Chaetomium.
Extreme heat and drought have created prime growing conditions for Aspergillus ear rot in corn.
The fungus behind the outbreaks was initially identified as aspergillus, but as more testing of patients has been completed, it's become clear that another fungus -- a kind of black mold called exserohilum -- is the primary cause.
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