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Pronunciation: ver'ti-sil'e-um

Definition: A genus of hyphomycetous fungi often found in clinical specimens as contaminants. They are occasionally found in the meatus in cases of otitis externa, but are of doubtful pathogenicity.

[L. verticillus, the whirl of a spindle]

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