fungal

adjective

fun·​gal ˈfəŋ-gəl How to pronounce fungal (audio)
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 involves taking a daily dose of fluconazole to prevent you from getting C. neoformans or any other opportunistic fungal infection. Brigid Dwyer, Verywell Health, 2 July 2024 Ringworm: This contagious fungal infection can affect the scalp.21 Seborrheic dermatitis: Commonly known as dandruff, this type of dermatitis causes red, scaly patches on the scalp. Cathy Cassata, Health, 22 June 2024 Meister, Molinero and their co-authors recently discovered an exception to the bigger-is-better rule: fungal proteins that are great at ice nucleation despite being tiny. Quanta Magazine, 17 June 2024 As many as 95 percent of the planet’s fungal species have yet to be described, according to a 2023 report from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Rachel Bujalski Veronique Greenwood, New York Times, 11 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for fungal 

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fungal was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Fungal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fungal. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

fungal

adjective
fun·​gal ˈfəŋ-gəl How to pronounce fungal (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or resembling fungi
2
: caused by a fungus
a fungal skin disease

Medical Definition

fungal

adjective
fun·​gal ˈfəŋ-gəl How to pronounce fungal (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of fungi
2
: caused by a fungus
fungal infections

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