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penicillus

Pronunciation: pen'i-sil'us, -sil'i

Definition:

  1. One of the tufts formed by the repeated subdivision of the minute arterial twigs in the spleen.
  2. In fungi, one of the branched conidiophores bearing chains of conidia in Penicillium species.

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