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n 1  cap  :  a genus (the type of the family Mucoraceae) of molds that are distinguished from molds of the genus Rhizopus by having round usu. cylindrical or pear-shaped sporangia not clustered and not limited in location to the points where rhizoids develop and that include several (as M. corymbifer) causing infections in humans and animals  2  :  any mold of the genus Mucor .
Similar sounding terms:  mac·ro  micra  mi·cro  mu·cro 

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