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[fuhn-juh-fawrm, fuhng-guh-]
  1. having the form of a fungus or mushroom.
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Origin of fungiform

First recorded in 1815–25; fungi- + -form
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Examples from the Web for fungiform

Historical Examples of fungiform

  • The circumvallate papill may also be enlarged, and the fungiform papill are sometimes very prominent and deeply congested.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • In many of the fungiform and most of the circumvallate papillæ are peculiar structures called taste buds or taste goblets.

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell

British Dictionary definitions for fungiform


  1. shaped like a mushroom or similar fungusthe fungiform papillae of the tongue
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fungiform in Medicine


(fŭnjə-fôrm′, fŭnggə-)
  1. Shaped like a mushroom.
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