Mucor
A genus of fungi (class Zygomycetes, family Mucoraceae), most species of which are saprobic; several are pathogenic and may cause zygomycosis in humans.

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mu·cor 'myü-.kȯ(ə)r n
1) cap a genus (the type of the family Mucoraceae) of molds that are distinguished from molds of the genus Rhizopus by having round usu. cylindrical or pear-shaped sporangia not clustered and not limited in location to the points where rhizoids develop and that include several (as M. corymbifer) causing infections in humans and animals
2) any mold of the genus Mucor

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n.
a genus of mould fungi commonly seen on dead and decaying organic matter. They can be pathogenic in humans.

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Mu·cor (muґkor) [L., “bread mold”] a genus of fungi of the family Mucoraceae, order Mucorales, which form delicate, white tubular filaments and spherical, black sporangia; it produces no stolons or rhizoids, and sporangiophores arise at all parts of the thallus. A number of species cause mucormycosis.

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  • Mucor —   [lateinisch], wissenschaftlicher Name der Pilzgattung Köpfchenschimmel (Jochpilze).   * * * Mu|cor, der; [lat. mucor = Schimmel]: Schimmelpilz (z. B. auf Brot) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Mucor — Mu cor, prop. n. [L., fr. mucere to be moldy or musty.] (Bot.) A genus of minute fungi. The plants consist of slender threads with terminal globular sporangia; mold. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Mūcor — Mich. (Kopfschimmel), Pilzgattung aus der Familie der Mukorazeen in der Ordnung der Zygomyzeten, mit ungegliedertem, verzweigtem, fadenförmigem Mycelium u. einfachen Fruchthyphen, die an ihrer Spitze ein kugelförmiges Sporangium tragen, in dem… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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