fungus

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

Definition of fungus

plural fungi play \ˈfən-ˌjī, ˈfəŋ-ˌgī\ also funguses play \ˈfəŋ-gə-səz\
: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

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Origin and Etymology of fungus

Latin


FUNGUS Defined for Kids

fungus

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noun fun·gus \ ˈfəŋ-gəs \

Definition of fungus for Students

plural fungi \ˈfən-ˌjī, -ˌgī\ also funguses
: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

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

medical Definition of fungus

plural fungi \ˈfən-ˌjī also ˈfəŋ-ˌgī\ also funguses play \ˈfəŋ-gə-səz\
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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