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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]

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]
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Most of the isolated species belong to Aspergelli, Fusaria and Penicilli. Seed treatment by surface disinfestation with sodium hypochlorite removed saprophytic organisms found on the seed surface and decreased the overall incidence of Fusarium species, but allowed better recovery of species that were primary invaders like Aspergilli.
Since many Penicilli are psychrotrophic, it causes spoilage of refrigerated foods (Cousin 1995).
Stephenson (1929, his tables I and II) reported mean lengths and widths for two nematocyst types, "penicilli" (probably amastigophores) and "spirulae" (probably b-mastigophores), from the acontia of Sagartia elegans (30 capsules per type for each of 12 specimens) and Cereus pedunculatus (30 capsules per type for each of 7 anemones--2 newly released, brooded young and 5 adults).