any fungus of the genus Aspergillus, having sporophores with a bristly, knoblike top.
Contemporary Examples

And with aspergillus, the environment is key: aspergillus is a ubiquitous airborne mold that can cause allergies and hay fever.
Contamination Seen as Cause for New Meningitis Outbreak in Five States Kent Sepkowitz October 3, 2012

Historical Examples

The aspergillus and the Penicillium differ from the Mucor in having their spores naked and not enclosed in a spore-case.
Through Magic Glasses and Other Lectures Arabella B. Buckley

aspergillus glaucus, the mould of cheese, but common on mouldy vegetables.
The Elements of Botany Asa Gray

aspergillus, the brush used in Roman Catholic churches for sprinkling holy water on the people.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

In aspergillus, the threads are simple and erect, with a globose head, around which are clustered chains of simple spores.
Fungi: Their Nature and Uses Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

The conceptacles were called Eurotium herbariorum, and the conidia bearers were called aspergillus glaucus.
Fungi: Their Nature and Uses Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

aspergillus glaucus and Penicillium crustaceum are examples of these universal Mucedines.
Fungi: Their Nature and Uses Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

Another substance produced from the aspergillus rice is the soja sauce.
Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XXI., No. 531, March 6, 1886 Various

They succeeded in demonstrating that these vegetable parasitic growths were a form of aspergillus.
Makers of Modern Medicine James J. Walsh

Another very common and beautiful mould, aspergillus glaucus (2, Fig. 22), often grows with Mucor on the top of jam.
Through Magic Glasses and Other Lectures Arabella B. Buckley

noun (pl) -gilli (-ˈdʒɪlaɪ)
any ascomycetous fungus of the genus Aspergillus, having chains of conidia attached like bristles to a club-shaped stalk: family Aspergillaceae

Aspergillus As·per·gil·lus (ās’pər-jĭl’əs)
A genus of fungi that includes many common molds.

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