Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
slithytove

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Much sympathy and solidarity with Londoners and other Britons.


KIN


meaning: fungus, bacteria

殺菌== sakkin == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) sterilization, disinfection
酵母菌 == koubokin ==  (noun) yeast fungus


Top radical is 'plant'. Bottom radical is a character only found in Chinese meaning 'granary', composed of 'rice plant' and 'enclosure'. It acts phonetically to express 'shade'. Thus,  this character means 'plant which grows in shade'. It originally referred to mushrooms; its current meanings have broadened. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Rice plant in enclosure develops fungus.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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