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Etymology of the Latin word Penicillium

the New Latin word Penicillium
derived from the Classical Latin word penicillus (painter's brush or pencil; style)
derived from the Latin word penis (tail; male sexual organ, penis)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *pes-

Derivations in other languages

English penicillium, Italian penicillio, Italian penicillico, Italian penicilliosi

Usage

Word found in New Latin



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