Definition of Rhizopus

1. Noun. Any of various rot causing fungi of the genus Rhizopus.

Group relationships: Genus Rhizopus
Specialized synonyms: Bread Mold, Rhizopus Nigricans
Generic synonyms: Mold, Mould



Definition of Rhizopus

1. any of a genus of mold fungi [n -PI or -PUSES]

Medical Definition of Rhizopus

1. A genus of zygomycetous fungi of the order mucorales, a common saprophyte and facultative parasite of mature fruits and vegetables. It may cause cerebral mycoses in diabetes and cutaneous infection in severely burned patients. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhizopus

rhizophagous
rhizophagy
rhizophora
rhizophore
rhizophorous
rhizopi
rhizoplane
rhizoplanes
rhizoplast
rhizopod
rhizopoda
rhizopodan
rhizopodous
rhizopods
rhizopterin
rhizopus (current term)
rhizopuses
rhizosphere
rhizospheres
rhizospheric
rhizostomata
rhizostome
rhizostomes
rhizotaxis
rhizotomies
rhizotomist
rhizotomists
rhizotomy
rhizotron
rhizoxin

Literary usage of Rhizopus

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1. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1907)
"Within the last few months, two communications have appeared which claim that the production of the zygospores of rhizopus is not at all dependent upon the ..."

2. A Handbook of Rice Seedborne Fungi by T. W. Mew, P. Gonzales (2002)
"Habit character of rhizopus sp. showing gray sporangia on (a) whole seed (9X), (b) lemma (25X), and (c) embryonal area (40X). Photomicrograph of rhizopus ..."

3. A Handbook of Rice Seedborne Fungi by T. W. Mew, P. Gonzales (2002)
"Habit character of rhizopus sp. showing gray sporangia on (a) whole seed (9X), (b) lemma (25X), and (c) embryonal area (40X). Photomicrograph of rhizopus ..."

4. Fundamentals of Botany by Charles Stuart Gager (1916)
"AN ALGA-LIKE FUNGUS (rhizopus) 248. Habitat.—Everyone is acquainted with "bread mold," a plant without chlorophyll, and having a filamentous plant body. ..."

5. Fundamentals of Botany by Charles Stuart Gager (1916)
"There are many kinds of filamentous fungi, more or less closely related to rhizopus, and growing on various substances or "substrata. ..."

6. Fermentation Organisms; a Laboratory Handbook by Albert Klocker (1903)
"The sporangium carriers appear where these rhizoids are produced. rhizopus nigricans, Ehrenberg (Mucor stolonifer, Ehrenberg), is represented in Fig. 62. ..."

7. Elements of Vegetable Histology by Daniel Base (1912)
"... air-bath heated to 105° or no0 C. for one-half hour or more.) Both Penicillium and Eurotium also form ascospores. rhizopus NIGRICANS (MUCOR STOLONIFER). ..."

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