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Pronunciation: mold


  1. A filamentous fungus, generally appearing as a circular colony that may be cottony, wooly, or glabrous, but with filaments that are not organized into large fruiting bodies, such as mushrooms.
  2. A shaped receptacle into which wax is pressed or fluid plaster is poured in making a cast.
  3. To shape a mass of plastic material according to a definite pattern.
  4. To change in shape; denoting especially the adaptation of the fetal head to the pelvic canal.
  5. The term used to specify the shape of an artificial tooth (or teeth).

Synonym(s): mould

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