a plural of fungus.
Other definitions for Fungi (2 of 3)
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.
- Also called Mycota.
Other definitions for fungi- (3 of 3)
a combining form representing fungus in compound words: fungicide.
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How to use fungi in a sentence
Enter unassuming fungi: clean, plant-based solution that could possibly normalize blood sugar.Mushrooms Are Magic for Women Trying to Lose Weight | Liza Gates | May 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They have long since been touted as medicinal fungi, boasting the ability to strengthen the immune system and lower cholesterol.Mushrooms Are Magic for Women Trying to Lose Weight | Liza Gates | May 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The whitish patches of pharyngomycosis leptothrica are largely composed of these fungi.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Other fungi were of dazzling whiteness, which Lejoillie likened to a casket of pearls, supported by an azure stalk.In the Wilds of Florida | W.H.G. Kingston
But the oddest thing to us are the bunches of fungi, tawny-coloured, piled up in heaps, and evidently very popular!Round the Wonderful World | G. E. Mitton
Spores of parasitic fungi enter the cracks, germinate and infect the heartwood.Our National Forests | Richard H. Douai Boerker
Popular discrimination between "toadstool" and "mushroom," 16-22; popular distrust of fungi, 15.Our Edible Toadstools and Mushrooms and How to Distinguish Them | William Hamilton Gibson
British Dictionary definitions for fungi (1 of 2)
a plural of fungus
British Dictionary definitions for fungi- (2 of 2)
fungus: fungicide; fungoid
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Cultural 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.”)
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