Definition of Aspergillus

1. Noun. Genus of common molds causing food spoilage and some pathogenic to plants and animals.

Exact synonyms: Genus Aspergillus
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Aspergillaceae, Family Aspergillaceae

Definition of Aspergillus

1. Noun. Any of many molds, of the genus ''Aspergillus'', many of which are pathogenic. ¹

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Definition of Aspergillus

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Medical Definition of Aspergillus

1. A fungus found in soil and on plants. See: aspergillus clavatus, aspergillus flavus, aspregillus fumigatus, aspergillus niger. (18 Nov 2007)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Aspergillus

aspergillic acid
aspergillosis precipitin
aspergillus (current term)
aspergillus antigen skin test
aspergillus flavus
aspergillus fumigatus
aspergillus nidulans
aspergillus niger
aspergillus nuclease s1
aspergillus ochraceus
aspergillus oryzae

Literary usage of Aspergillus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bibliographical Index of North American Fungi by William Gilson Farlow (1905)
"aspergillus nigrescens, Robin. See aspergillus fumigatus, Fres. ... aspergillus niveus, NOTE. The material on which this determination was based is not in ..."

2. The Journal of General Physiology by Society of General Physiologists, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"THE EFFECTS OF ANTAGONISTIC SALTS ON THE RESPIRATION OF aspergillus NIGER. ... The results with aspergillus show a rise with lower concentrations of NaCl ..."

3. Manual of Microbiologic Monitoring of Laboratory Animals edited by Kim Waggie (1994)
"Kosuke Takatori and Naoko Kagiyama 1. Agent: aspergillus ... Cycloheximide should not be used as most aspergillus are sensitive to this antibiotic (1,2). i. ..."

4. Reports by Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia (Pa.) Dept. of Public Health and Charities. Bureau of Charitis, Australian Universities Commission Committee on Teaching Cost of Medical Hospitals (1901)
"For this purpose the aspergillus fumigatus and the aspergillus nigra ... Tubes prepared in this manner were inoculated with the aspergillus fumigatus, ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Ear: Including a Sketch of Aural by Daniel Bennett St. John Roosa (1891)
"Professor Farlow, of Harvard University, thought the specimen was probably Dot a variety of aspergillus, as Wreden supposed, in regard to his case. Causes. ..."

6. Household Bacteriology for Students in Domestic Sciences by Estelle Denis Buchanan, Robert Earle Buchanan (1913)
"THE GENUS aspergillus The characteristics of this genus have already been described ... The species involved is usually aspergillus fumigatus, The organism ..."

7. Essentials of Bacteriology by Michael Valentine Ball, Paul Garfield Weston (1913)
"aspergillus flaws has the tufts and spores of a yellow color. aspergillus Fumigatus.—Is pathogenic for rabbits when injected into them. ..."

8. Micro-organisms and Fermentation by Alfred Peter Carlslund Jørgensen, Alfred Jörgensen, Alexander Kenneth Miller, A. E. Lennholm (1900)
"... the mass of grain is mixed with the so-called " Tane kosi"—rice grains, which are coated over with the mycelium and conidia of aspergillus ..."

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