from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various fungi of the genus Rhizopus, including several food molds and some species used in preparing fermented foods.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of zygomycetous fungi having conidial sporophores arising from rhizoids developed at the ends of aërial hyphæ. R. stolonifer is a very common mold, occurring on decaying fruits and vegetables.
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- noun any of various rot causing fungi of the genus Rhizopus
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin Rhizopūs, genus name : rhizo– + Greek pous, pod-, foot; see –pod.]
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