[ fuhn-jahy, fuhng-gahy ]

plural noun
  1. a plural of fungus.

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Other definitions for Fungi (2 of 3)

[ fuhn-jahy, fuhng-gahy ]

noun(used with a plural verb)Biology.
  1. a taxonomic kingdom, or in some classification schemes a division of the kingdom Plantae, comprising all the fungus groups and sometimes also the slime molds.

Origin of Fungi

From New Latin; see origin at fungus

Other definitions for fungi- (3 of 3)


  1. a combining form representing fungus in compound words: fungicide. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for fungi (1 of 2)


/ (ˈfʌŋɡaɪ, ˈfʌndʒaɪ, ˈfʌndʒɪ) /

  1. a plural of fungus

British Dictionary definitions for fungi- (2 of 2)


combining form
  1. fungus: fungicide; fungoid

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Cultural definitions for fungi


[ (fun-jeye, fung-geye) ]

sing. fungus

Plantlike organisms lacking chlorophyll, such as mushrooms, molds, yeasts, and mildews. Modern biologists tend to place fungi in their own kingdom, not in the plant kingdom, because they get their nutrients from other living things (or from the remains of living things that have died) rather than from photosynthesis. (See under “Medicine and Health.”)

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