microfungus

noun
mi·​cro·​fun·​gus | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈfəŋ-gəs How to pronounce microfungus (audio) \

Definition of microfungus

: a fungus (such as a mold) with a microscopic fruiting body

First Known Use of microfungus

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for microfungus

New Latin

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