- The definition of fungi are organisms that eats organic material.
An example of fungi are black bread mold.
A plural of fungus.
- plural form of fungus
- There are multiple prounciations in current English use. More American dictionaries favor the pronunciation /ˈfʌn.dʒaɪ/ or /ˈfʌŋ.gaɪ/, while more British dictionaries favor the pronunciation /ˈfʌŋ.giː/ or /ˈfʌn.dʒiː/. However, all four pronunciations are in use in both countries.
Variant of fungus
nounpl. fungi or funguses
- any of a large division (Eumycota) of thallophytes, including molds, mildews, mushrooms, rusts, and smuts, which are parasites on living organisms or feed upon dead organic material, lack chlorophyll, true roots, stems, and leaves, and reproduce by means of spores: in some systems of biological classification, these organisms are placed in a separate kingdom (Fungi) and are not considered to be plants
- something that grows suddenly and rapidly like a fungus
Origin of fungusClassical Latin a mushroom, fungus ; from Classical Greek dialect, dialectal (Attic) sphongos, variant, variety of Classical Greek spongos, sponge
of, like, or caused by a fungus; fungous