- The definition of fungi are organisms that eats organic material.
An example of fungi are black bread mold.
fungi definition by Webster's New World
fungi definition by American Heritage Dictionary
fungi - Cultural Definition
Plantlike organisms lacking chlorophyll, such as mushrooms, molds, yeasts, and mildews. Modern biologists tend to place fungi in their own kingdom, not in the plant kingdom, because they get their nutrients from other living things (or from the remains of living things that have died) rather than from photosynthesis. (See under “Medicine and Health.”)
fungi - Medical Definition
Variant of fungus
- 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: Classical Latin a mushroom, fungus ; from Classical Greek dialect, dialectal (Attic) sphongos, variant, variety of Classical Greek spongos, sponge