mucor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mucor any mold of the genus Mucor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Mucor (Bot) A genus of minute fungi. The plants consist of slender threads with terminal globular sporangia; mold.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mucor Moldiness; mustiness.
    • n mucor [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of zygomycetous fungi, typical of the suborder Mucoreæ; the true molds. The reproduction is asexual, by the formation of numerous spores in a relatively large sporangium, and sexual, by the conjugation of two hyphæ, which gives rise to a zygospore. The most common species is M. Mucedo. See mold.
    • n mucor In medicine, mucus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. mucere, to be moldy or musty

Usage

In literature:

Mucors and moulds flourish on dead and decaying Agarics, and other fleshy forms, in great luxuriance and profusion.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
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