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fungus

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noun fun·gus \ˈfəŋ-gəs\

Simple Definition of fungus

  • : any one of a group of related plants (such as molds, mushrooms, or yeasts) that have no flowers and that live on dead or decaying things

Full Definition of fungus

plural fun·gi play \ˈfən-ˌjī, ˈfəŋ-ˌgī\ also fun·gus·es play \ˈfəŋ-gə-səz\

  1. :  any of a kingdom (Fungi) of saprophytic and parasitic spore-producing eukaryotic typically filamentous organisms formerly classified as plants that lack chlorophyll and include molds, rusts, mildews, smuts, mushrooms, and yeasts

Origin of fungus

Latin


First Known Use: 1527

Rhymes with fungus


Medical Dictionary

fungus

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noun fun·gus \ˈfəŋ-gəs\

Medical Definition of fungus

plural fun·gi \ˈfən-ˌjī also ˈfəŋ-ˌgī\play play also fun·gus·es \ˈfəŋ-gə-səz\play

  1. 1:  any of the kingdom Fungi of saprophytic and parasitic spore-producing eukaryotic typically filamentous organisms formerly classified as plants that lack chlorophyll and include molds, rusts, mildews, smuts, mushrooms, and yeasts

  2. 2:  infection with a fungus





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