Other definitions for fungi (2 of 3)
Origin of Fungi
Other definitions for fungi (3 of 3)
WORDS THAT USE FUNGI-
What does fungi- mean?
What are variants of fungi-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, fungi– becomes fung-, as in fungemia.
Examples of fungi-
One example of a technical term that uses the form fungi– is fungicide, “a substance or preparation, as a spray or dust, used for destroying fungi.”
While fungi- means “fungus,” –cide refers to “killer,” from Latin -cīda. Fungicide literally translates to “fungus killer.”
What are some words that use the combining form fungi-?
What are some other forms that fungi– may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that begins with the exact letters fungi– or fung-, such as fungo or fungible, is necessarily using the combining form fungi– to denote “fungus.” Learn why fungible means “exchangeable” at our entry for the word.
How to use fungi in a sentence
Enter unassuming fungi: clean, plant-based solution that could possibly normalize blood sugar.
They have long since been touted as medicinal fungi, boasting the ability to strengthen the immune system and lower cholesterol.
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
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)
British Dictionary definitions for fungi (2 of 2)
before a vowel fung-
Medical definitions for fungi (1 of 2)
Medical definitions for fungi (2 of 2)
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.”)