fungate fun·gate (fŭng'gāt')
v. fun·gat·ed, fun·gat·ing, fun·gates
To grow rapidly like a fungus. adj.
Having the form of or resembling a fungus.
The gum almost buries the teeth, and large polypoid masses form which tend to fungate.
The primary growth may remain so small that its presence is not even suspected, or it may increase in size, ulcerate, and fungate.