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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

fungus

noun , fun·gus often attrib \ˈfəŋ-gəs\   (Medical Dictionary)
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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