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mold

 [mōld]
any of a group of parasitic and saprobic fungi causing a cottony growth on organic substances; also, the deposit of growth produced by such fungi.

mold

(mōld),
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

mould

(mōld)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of mold2.

mould

Any fungus that forms multicellular, filamentous colonies. Most moulds are harmless. Some, such as the common mould Penicillium notatum , secrete useful antibiotics, but some can cause allergic disease, such as FARMER'S LUNG, cork worker's lung, cheesewasher's lung and malt worker's lung.

mould

the growth of a number of different fungi which produces discoloration and alteration to the surface on which it grows. For example, See MILDEW (3).

impression, eye

A negative form or replica of the anterior part of the eye. A substance with rapid gelling properties is held in contact with the eye until gelled. This impression (or mould) is then used in the preparation of a positive model called a cast (or casting) of the anterior part of the eye: it is made by filling the impression with a material containing a plaster of Paris base which hardens to artificial stone. Using this cast a shell of a scleral contact lens is produced with optimum shape of the back surface. Syn. impression; impression moulding; mould; ocular impression.

mold

(mōld)
1. A shaped receptacle into which wax is pressed or fluid plaster is poured in making a cast.
2. To shape a mass of plastic material according to a definite pattern.
3. The term used to specify the shape of an artificial tooth (or teeth).
Synonym(s): mould.
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