fungus meaning

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Noun: fungus (fungi,funguses)  fúnggus
  1. An organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia

Sounds like: fungous

Derived forms: fungi, funguses

See also: fungous, funguslike

Type of: being, organism

Part of: Fungi, fungus kingdom, kingdom Fungi

Encyclopedia: Fungus


[Medicine]
n pl fun·gi also fun·gus·es often attrib
1 : any of the major group Fungi of saprophytic and parasitic spore-producing organisms that lack chlorophyll, are often considered to be plants, and include the ascomyetes, basidiomycetes, phycomycetes, imperfect fungi, and slime molds
2 : infection with a fungus

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  1. the honey fungus is perhaps most damaging.
  2. a muscle biopsy is positive for fungus.
  3. this is evidently a xerophytic fungus.
  4. this fungus can just be detected by the unaided eye.
  5. fungus toxins, if consumed, can make poultry sick.

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