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penicillus

 [pen″ĭ-sil´us] (L.)
any of the brushlike groups of arterial branches in the lobules of the spleen.

pen·i·cil·lus

, pl.

pe·ni·cil·li

(pen'i-sil'ŭs, -sil'ī), [TA]
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.
[L. paint brush]

penicillus

/pen·i·cil·lus/ (pen″ĭ-sil´us) pl. penicil´li   [L.] a brushlike structure, particularly any of the brushlike groups of arterial branches in the lobules of the spleen.

pen·i·cil·lus

, pl. penicilli (pen'i-sil'ŭs, -ī) [TA]
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.
[L. paint brush]

penicillus

pl. penicilli [L.] any of the brushlike groups of arterial branches in the lobules of the spleen.
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Since many Penicilli are psychrotrophic, it causes spoilage of refrigerated foods (Cousin 1995).