Monascus purpureus

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Monascus purpureus

(mŏn-ăs′kŭs pŭr-pūr′ē-ŭs) [NL fm. Gr. “purple single-bag'”]
Red yeast, a traditional Chinese medicine used as a food preservative in the past and as a contemporary alternative medication to lower serum cholesterol levels.