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fun·gi

 (fŭn′jī, fŭng′gī)
n.
A plural of fungus.

fun•gi

(ˈfʌn dʒaɪ, ˈfʌŋ gaɪ)

n.
a pl. of fungus.

Fun•gi

(ˈfʌn dʒaɪ, ˈfʌŋ gaɪ)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
a taxonomic kingdom, or in some classification schemes a division of the kingdom Plantae, comprising all the fungus groups and sometimes also the slime molds. Also called Mycota.
[< New Latin; see fungus]

fungi-

a combining form representing fungus: fungicide.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fungi - the taxonomic kingdom including yeast, molds, smuts, mushrooms, and toadstoolsFungi - the taxonomic kingdom including yeast, molds, smuts, mushrooms, and toadstools; distinct from the green plants
kingdom - the highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia
fungus family - includes lichen families
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
fungus order - the order of fungi
division Gymnomycota, division Myxomycota, Gymnomycota, Myxomycota - slime molds; organisms having a noncellular and multinucleate creeping vegetative phase and a propagative spore-producing stage: comprises Myxomycetes and Acrasiomycetes; in some classifications placed in the kingdom Protoctista
Phycomycetes, Phycomycetes group - a large and probably unnatural group of fungi and funguslike organisms comprising the Mastigomycota (including the Oomycetes) and Zygomycota subdivisions of the division Eumycota; a category not used in all systems
division Lichenes, Lichenes - comprising the lichens which grow symbiotically with algae; sometimes treated as an independent group more or less coordinate with algae and fungi
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
division Eumycota, Eumycota - true fungi; eukaryotic heterotrophic walled organisms; distinguished from Myxomycota (funguslike slime molds): comprises subdivisions Mastigomycotina; Zygomycotina; Ascomycotina; Basidiomycotina; Deuteromycotina (imperfect fungi)
Tremella reticulata - a jelly fungus with an erect whitish fruiting body and a highly variable shape (sometimes resembling coral fungi)
annulus, skirt - (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar
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Minute fungi overspread the whole exterior, hanging in a fine tangled web-work from the eaves.
The conditions of the sentience had been here, he imagined, fulfilled in the method of collocation of these stones--in the order of their arrangement, as well as in that of the many fungi which overspread them, and of the decayed trees which stood around-- above all, in the long undisturbed endurance of this arrangement, and in its reduplication in the still waters of the tarn.
Various kinds of isis, clusters of pure tuft-coral, prickly fungi, and anemones formed a brilliant garden of flowers, decked with their collarettes of blue tentacles, sea-stars studding the sandy bottom.
Other things, too, there were, not less deadly though seemingly innocuous--dried fungi, traps intended for birds, beasts, fishes, reptiles, and insects; machines which could produce pain of any kind and degree, and the only mercy of which was the power of producing speedy death.
It was furred outside by a thick layer of dust, and damp and worms had eaten through the wood, so that a crop of livid fungi was growing on the inside of it.
with chiccory leaves and vermicelli, and all the warts, and all the fungi, which disfigure that decrepit, toothless, and coquettish old architecture.
Kala had moved slowly along an elephant track toward the east, and was busily engaged in turning over rotted limbs and logs in search of succulent bugs and fungi, when the faintest shadow of a strange noise brought her to startled attention.
A new crop of inventors sprang up in a night or so like fungi.
SOME of Wales' top fungi experts will be mixing science with fun at the third annual Wales Fungus Day at the National Botanic Garden in West Wales next month.
Supawadee Ingsrisawang, has told scientists that BIOTECH has created an application for smart phones called Thai-Fungi which collates over 100 types of fungi to offer easier access to information, particularly for students and those who are also interested.
Accurate knowledge of fungi is critical for controlling the diseases they cause.
These nanoparticles, produced by fungi separated from copper mines in Ahar and gold mines in Andeliyan, two cities in Iran, are in forms of sphere, rod, and triangle, and they have applications in medical industries such as the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and infections that are resistant to antibiotics.