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Meaning of FUNGUS

Pronunciation:  'funggus

WordNet Dictionary

FUNGUS is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: ascomycete, ascomycetous fungus, Aspergillus fumigatus, basidiomycete, basidiomycetous fungi, bird's-nest fungus, black root rot fungus, bottom rot fungus, brown root rot fungus, cap, carrion fungus, Ceratostomella ulmi, Chinese black mushroom, Claviceps purpurea, clubroot fungus, coffee fungus, coral fungus, Corticium salmonicolor, Corticium solani, dead-man's-fingers, dead-men's-fingers, Dutch elm fungus, earthball, earth-ball, earthnut, earthstar, ergot, false morel, false truffle, flora, Fungi, fungus kingdom, gasteromycete, Gastroboletus scabrosus, Gastrocybe lateritia, gastromycete, golden oak mushroom, gyromitra, hard-skinned puffball, hymenium, kingdom Fungi, Lentinus edodes, Lentinus lepideus, lichen, lorchel, Macowanites americanus, mycelium, Oriental black mushroom, Pellicularia filamentosa, Pellicularia koleroga, Phytophthora citrophthora, Phytophthora infestans, pileus, pink disease fungus, plant, plant life, Plasmodiophora brassicae, pond-scum parasite, potato fungus, potato wart fungus, puffball, pythium, Radiigera fuscogleba, Rhizoctinia solani, sac fungus, Saprolegnia ferax, scaly lentinus, sclerotinia, shiitake, shiitake mushroom, slime mold, slime mould, stalked puffball, stinkhorn, Synchytrium endobioticum, Thielavia basicola, tooth fungus, true fungus, true puffball, truffle, volva, Volvaria bombycina, white fungus, white rust, Wynnea americana, Wynnea sparassoides, Xylaria mali, Xylaria polymorpha, yeast



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fun"gus\, n.; pl. L. {Fungi}, E. {Funguses}. [L., a
mushroom; perh. akin to a doubtful Gr. ? sponge, for ?;if so,
cf. E. sponge.]
1. (Bot.) Any one of the Fungi, a large and very complex
   group of thallophytes of low organization, -- the molds,
   mildews, rusts, smuts, mushrooms, toadstools, puff balls,
   and the allies of each.

Note: The fungi are all destitute of chorophyll, and,
      therefore, to be supplied with elaborated nourishment,
      must live as saprophytes or parasites. They range in
      size from single microscopic cells to systems of
      entangled threads many feet in extent, which develop
      reproductive bodies as large as a man's head. The
      vegetative system consists of septate or rarely
      unseptate filaments called hyph[ae]; the aggregation of
      hyph[ae] into structures of more or less definite form
      is known as the mycelium. See Fungi, in the Supplement.

2. (Med.) A spongy, morbid growth or granulation in animal
   bodies, as the proud flesh of wounds. --Hoblyn.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Organism of plant origin that lacks chlorophyll; some fungi cause disease.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing fungus in your dream, represents negative emotions that are expanding and growing in your unconscious. You need to find a productive way to express them before it grows out of control.
 Definition: A microorganism that lacks chlorophyll.
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