Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various rot-causing fungi of the genus Rhizopus, such as R. nigricans, the common bread mold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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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  • n. any of various rot causing fungi of the genus Rhizopus

Etymologies

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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