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Acremonium the genus of fungi, formerly known as Cephalosporium, from which the antibiotic cephalosporin was originally isolated. Several species may cause disease in humans, esp. pneumonia.
aflatoxin any of a group of toxic compounds produced by certain molds, esp. those in the genus Aspergillus. Consumption of food contaminated with these molds can cause liver disease and cancer.
aloe any of a genus of mostly African plants that have thick, jagged leaves and bear red or yellow flowers. [1/2 definitions]
anole any lizard of the genus Anoli, in which the male has a throat flap and all individuals have the ability to change colors.
Aspergillus a genus of fungus that is classified as a mold.
astilbe any plant of the genus Astilbe, having small red, white, or pink flowers.
Australopithecine a tool-making primate of an extinct genus of hominids that inhabited eastern and southern Africa.
candida any fungus of the genus Candida that commonly causes infections, esp. of the mouth and vagina.
candidiasis infection by any fungus of the genus Candida, often occurring in the mouth or vagina.
ceanothus any tree or shrub of the genus Ceanothus, having clusters of blue or white flowers.
cephalosporin any of a group of antibiotics originally isolated from fungi of the genus Acremonium (formerly known as Cephalosporium) used to treat bacterial infections.
clostridium any of a genus of spore-forming, anaerobic bacteria, Clostridium, that inhabits soil or the intestinal tract of humans.
coneflower any a various plants, esp. of the genus Echinacea, having cone-shaped flowers.
congener an organism in the same genus as another. [1/2 definitions]
coquina any of a genus of small saltwater clams of various colors, often with striped or banded shells. [1/2 definitions]
differentia a distinguishing character or attribute, as of one species of animal or plant in relation to others of the same genus.
disa a genus of tropical African orchids, or any plant in this genus.
enterovirus a genus of virus that can cause disease in human and other mammals. Infection typically begins in the gastrointestinal tract and can spread to other areas, including the nervous system.
euglena any of various freshwater flagellates of the genus Euglena, characterized by a single flagellum, light-sensitive eyespot, and usually bright green coloring.
genera a plural form of genus.
generic of or concerning a biological genus. [1/4 definitions]