[pen-uh-sil-ee-uh m] /ˌpɛn əˈsɪl i əm/

noun, plural penicilliums, penicillia
[pen-uh-sil-ee-uh] /ˌpɛn əˈsɪl i ə/ (Show IPA)
any fungus of the genus Penicillium, certain species of which are used in cheesemaking and as the source of .
noun (pl) -cilliums, -cillia (-ˈsɪlɪə)
any ascomycetous saprotrophic fungus of the genus Penicillium, which commonly grow as a green or blue mould on stale food: some species are used in cheese-making and others as a source of penicillin

penicillium pen·i·cil·li·um (pěn’ĭ-sĭl’ē-əm)
n. pl. pen·i·cil·li·ums or pen·i·cil·li·a (-sĭl’ē-ə)
Any of various bluish-green fungi of the genus Penicillium that grow as molds on decaying fruits and ripening cheese and are used in the production of penicillin.

Penicillium n.
A genus of fungi of the class Ascomycetes, some species of which yield several antibiotic substances and biologics.
Plural penicilliums or penicillia
Any of various bluish-green fungi of the genus Penicillium, that grow as molds on decaying fruits, ripening cheeses, and bread, and are used to produce penicillin and certain other antibiotics.


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