fungoid

adjective

fun·​goid ˈfəŋ-ˌgȯid How to pronounce fungoid (audio)
: resembling, characteristic of, caused by, or being a fungus
a fungoid growth
fungoid noun

Examples of fungoid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hydrophylax bahuvistara, a species of fungoid frog found in India, secretes a substance that protects against viruses. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 18 Apr. 2017 The extra something is a comet from outer space, releasing its seeds, plugging into the fungoid mycelium—which, from an alien perspective, is the largest and most evolutionarily successful creature on the planet. Tom Shippey, WSJ, 11 Feb. 2022 Dutch elm disease is a fungoid killer that is spread by the way of bark beetles. Paulina Smolinski, USA TODAY, 19 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1758, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fungoid was in 1758

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Cite this Entry

“Fungoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fungoid. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

fungoid

adjective
fun·​goid ˈfəŋ-ˌgȯid How to pronounce fungoid (audio)
: resembling, characteristic of, caused by, or being a fungus
a fungoid ulcer
a fungoid growth
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