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penicillium: Meaning and Definition of

pen•i•cil•li•um

Pronunciation: (pen"u-sil'?-um), [key]
? pl. -cil•li•ums, -cil•li•a
  1. any fungus of the genus Penicillium, certain species of which are used in cheesemaking and as the source of penicillin.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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