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fungoid

[fuhng-goid]
adjective
  1. resembling a fungus; of the nature of a fungus.
  2. Pathology. characterized by funguslike growths.
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noun
  1. Pathology. a growth having the characteristics of a fungus.
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Origin of fungoid

First recorded in 1830–40; fung(us) + -oid
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Examples from the Web for fungoid

Historical Examples of fungoid

  • By thousands and millions, myriads of them advanced across the fungoid soil.

    The Forgotten Planet

    Murray Leinster

  • Mildew, of all Fungoid diseases, is the worst we have to contend with.

    Roses and Rose Growing

    Rose Georgina Kingsley

  • The same may be said of the various forms of coral or of fungoid growths.

  • It is brought about through the action of a minute fungoid plant.

    Talks on Manures

    Joseph Harris

  • I looked down and saw a dozen of the giant crabs lumbering up out of the fungoid jungle from the direction of the great lake.


British Dictionary definitions for fungoid

fungoid

adjective
  1. resembling a fungus or fungia fungoid growth
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fungoid in Medicine

fungoid

(fŭnggoid′)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, resembling, or being a fungus.
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