penicillus


penicillus
1. [NA] One of the tufts formed by the repeated subdivision of the minute arterial twigs in the spleen. 2. In fungi, one of the branched conidiophores bearing chains of conidia in Penicillium species. [L. paint brush]

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pen·i·cil·lus .pen-ə-'sil-əs n, pl -li -.ī
1) one of the small straight arteries of the red pulp of the spleen
2) the branching penicillate conidiophore in fungi of various genera (as Penicillium)

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pen·i·cil·lus (pen″ĭ-silґəs) gen. and pl. penicilґli [L. “brush”] a structure resembling a brush in appearance.

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