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tor·u·la

n 1  pl  -lae  also  -las  a  :  any of various yeasts or fungi resembling yeasts that lack sexual spores, do not produce alcoholic fermentations, and are typically acid formers  b  :  CRYPTOCOCCOSIS  2  cap  a  :  a genus of usu. dark colored chiefly saprophytic imperfect fungi (family Dematiaceae)  b  in some classifications  :  a genus of yeasts including pathogens (as T. histolytica syn. Cryptococcus neoformans that causes cryptococcosis) usu. placed in the genus Cryptococcus .
 
   
 
Similar sounding terms:  Di·ur·il   drill  drool  du·ral 

 
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