noun, plural fun·gi [fuhn-jahy, fuhng-gahy], /ˈfʌn dʒaɪ, ˈfʌŋ gaɪ/, fun·gus·es.
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Origin of fungus
OTHER WORDS FROM fungusfun·gic [fuhn-jik], /ˈfʌn dʒɪk/, adjectivefun·gus·like, adjective
Words nearby fungus
Example sentences from the Web for fungus
They say never to use honey, which contains spores that can cause fungus to grow on a hummingbird’s tongue.
The company infuses their mattress material with copper, which fights bacteria, viruses, fungi, and mold while also keeping you cooler as you sleep.Best memory foam mattress: Sleep better on one of these picks|PopSci Commerce Team|January 25, 2021|Popular Science
In itself, that wasn’t unprecedented, because horizontal transfers of genes are not uncommon in bacteria and even in animals, fungi and plants.Plant Cells of Different Species Can Swap Organelles|Viviane Callier|January 20, 2021|Quanta Magazine
Unlike other pathogens such as bacteria, fungi and parasites, viruses have none of the machinery needed to make more copies of themselves, so they cannot reproduce on their own.The COVID-19 Virus Is Mutating. What Does That Mean for Vaccines?|Alice Park|January 7, 2021|Time
Often, it’s from people surprised to find themselves seeking help from a mysterious fungus at all.Will psychedelic mushroom vacations come to the U. S.?|Jen Rose Smith|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Briefly, blister rust is an Asian fungus introduced from Europe to America around 1900.
Or how leaf-cutter ants cultivate a specific type of fungus so precious it is carried by the queen when she starts a new colony.Jared Diamond Talks About His New Book for Young Readers|William O’Connor|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Salt Point is also the setting of a cautionary tale about foraging that has spread like a fungus among the mycological community.
Whatever its name, the fungus-caused illness—which can be fatal—is being called a silent epidemic.
Chronicling the fungus foragers who count posh New York restaurants as their clients.
Favus, tinea versicolor, and the various forms of ring-worm are caused by members of the fungus group.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Tinea Favosa, or favus, is a contagious and a very stubborn disease of the skin, caused by the fungus Achorion Schoenleinii.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
The fungus spores will survive the winter, and be ready for work in spring.Amateur Gardencraft|Eben E. Rexford
They rubbed disinfectant salves into their fungus-ridden hides.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
Hence they may be killed by means of applications of some fungus-killing fluid, as Bordeaux mixture.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter