fungous

[ fuhng-guh s ]
/ ˈfʌŋ gəs /
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adjective

of, relating to, or caused by fungi; fungal.
of the nature of or resembling a fungus.

Origin of fungous

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin fungōsus fungous, spongy. See fungus, -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for fungous

fungous

/ (ˈfʌŋɡəs) /

adjective

appearing suddenly and spreading quickly like a fungus, but not lasting
a less common word for fungal
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Word Origin and History for fungous

fungous


adj.

"spongy," early 15c., from Latin fungosus, from fungus (see fungus).

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Medicine definitions for fungous

fungous

[ fŭnggəs ]

adj.

Variant offungal
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