Definition for fungi (2 of 4)
noun (used with a plural verb) Biology.
Origin of Fungi
Definition for fungi (3 of 4)
noun, plural fun·gi [fuhn-jahy, fuhng-gahy] /ˈfʌn dʒaɪ, ˈfʌŋ gaɪ/, fun·gus·es.
Origin of fungus
Related formsfun·gic [fuhn-jik] /ˈfʌn dʒɪk/, adjectivefun·gus·like, adjective
Definition for fungi (4 of 4)
Examples from the Web for fungi
All grains produce lectins, which selectively bind to unique proteins on the surfaces of bacteria, fungi, and insects.
Turns out the fungi in our inguinal crease are not the same ones on our heel pad or behind our ear.
After all, lots of infections course through the blood—viruses and bacteria and fungi.‘Dark Shadows’ Returns: A User’s Guide to Drinking Blood|Kent Sepkowitz|May 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In Fungi the bad smell is nearly always an indication of poisonous nature, so that it would seem to be given as a warning.Wood and Garden|Gertrude Jekyll
The nitrogenous portion of the straw is that which is chiefly assimilated by the fungi.The Stock-Feeder's Manual|Charles Alexander Cameron
They subsisted on shell fish, putrid whale's blubber, or a few tasteless berries and fungi.An Introduction to the History of Science|Walter Libby
The fog was a sounding-board for furtive noises that grew up like fungi in the moist atmosphere.The Thing from the Lake|Eleanor M. Ingram
It is true that certain of the Fungi looked like crystal chandeliers upon occasion; but Helena would have none of them.The Californians|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for fungi (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for fungi (2 of 3)
before a vowel fung-
British Dictionary definitions for fungi (3 of 3)
noun plural fungi (ˈfʌŋɡaɪ, ˈfʌndʒaɪ, ˈfʌndʒɪ) or funguses
Derived Formsfungic (ˈfʌndʒɪk), adjectivefungus-like, adjective
Word Origin for fungus
Medicine definitions for fungi (1 of 2)
Medicine definitions for fungi (2 of 2)
n. pl. fun•gi (fŭn′jī, fŭng′gī)
Science definitions for fungi
Plural fungi (fŭn′jī, fŭng′gī)
Related formsfungal adjective
Culture definitions for fungi
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.”)