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fungus

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noun, often attributive 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fungus

plural fungi play \ˈfən-ˌjī, ˈfəŋ-ˌgī\ also funguses 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


FUNGUS Defined for Kids

fungus

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noun fun·gus \ˈfəŋ-gəs\

Definition of fungus for Students

plural fungi \ˈfən-ˌjī, -ˌgī\ also funguses

  1. :  any member of the kingdom of living things (as mushrooms, molds, and rusts) that have no chlorophyll, must live in or on plants, animals, or decaying material, and were formerly considered plants




Medical Dictionary

fungus

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noun, often attributive fun·gus \ˈfəŋ-gəs\

Medical Definition of fungus

plural fungi \ˈfən-ˌjī also ˈfəŋ-ˌgī\play play also funguses \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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