fungal

adjective
fun·​gal | \ ˈfəŋ-gəl How to pronounce fungal (audio) \

Definition of fungal

1 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of fungi
2 : caused by a fungus a fungal skin disease

Examples of fungal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This fungal disease known as red spot or red blotch will get into the bulb itself. Ellen Nibali, baltimoresun.com, "Garden Q&A: Red patches on the amaryllis and what bulbs don’t deer eat," 21 Nov. 2019 After conducting an aerial survey of the island forest, officials have discovered an ohia tree-killing fungal disease local to the state is spreading on Oahu. USA TODAY, "Bye-bye to Bei Bei, reverse bank robbery, squirrel survey: News from around our 50 states," 18 Nov. 2019 This will also help with air circulation against fungal diseases. Washington Post, "The greens of autumn require extra care when frost threatens," 13 Nov. 2019 But today most Alabama species are facing the double threat of development and the fungal disease called white-nose syndrome. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, "Endangered bats hanging on in north Alabama," 31 Oct. 2019 Once it’s delivered by the bees, CR-7 quickly embeds itself within the plant, establishing a natural defense system against common fungal diseases including Botrytis cinereal (grey mold) and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (white mold). Rachel Fritts, Ars Technica, "A new pesticide is all the buzz," 18 Oct. 2019 Earlier this year a fungal disease tore through the population. The Economist, "How eugenics is saving a pudgy parrot," 29 Aug. 2019 Earlier this year a fungal disease tore through the population. The Economist, "How eugenics is saving a pudgy parrot," 29 Aug. 2019 Earlier this year a fungal disease tore through the population. The Economist, "How eugenics is saving a pudgy parrot," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of fungal

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Nov 2019

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“Fungal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fungal. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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More Definitions for fungal

fungal

adjective
How to pronounce fungal (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of fungal

: of, relating to, or caused by a fungus

fungal

adjective
fun·​gal | \ ˈfəŋ-gəl How to pronounce fungal (audio) \
variants: or fungous \ -​gəs \

Kids Definition of fungal

: of, relating to, or caused by a fungus a fungal infection

fungal

adjective
fun·​gal | \ ˈfəŋ-gəl How to pronounce fungal (audio) \

Medical Definition of fungal

1 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of fungi
2 : caused by a fungus fungal infections

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