• synonyms


  1. To grow rapidly like a fungus.
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  1. Having the form of or resembling a fungus.
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Examples from the Web for fungate

Historical Examples of fungate

  • The gum almost buries the teeth, and large polypoid masses form which tend to fungate.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.

    Alexander Miles

  • The primary growth may remain so small that its presence is not even suspected, or it may increase in size, ulcerate, and fungate.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles