Definition of penicillus in English:

penicillus

noun

  • 1Anatomy. A tuft of small blood vessels, (in later use) specifically of arterioles in the spleen.

  • 2Mycology and Botany. A structure resembling a paintbrush; specifically the conidium-producing body of a fungus of the genus Penicillium and related genera.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin pēnicillus pencil.

Pronunciation

penicillus

/ˌpɛnɪˈsɪləs/