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fungus

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

: 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

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

Full Definition of FUNGUS

:  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

FUNGUSES Defined for Kids

fungus

noun fun·gus \ˈfəŋ-gəs\
plural fun·gi \ˈfən-ˌjī, -ˌgī\ also fun·gus·es

Definition of FUNGUS for Kids

:  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

noun , fun·gus often attrib \ˈfəŋ-gəs\
plural fun·gi \ˈfən-ˌalso ˈfəŋ-ˌgī\ also fun·gus·es \ˈfəŋ-gə-səz\

Medical Definition of FUNGUS

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
:  infection with a fungus
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