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


(ˈfʌn dʒaɪ, ˈfʌŋ gaɪ)

a pl. of fungus.


(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]


a combining form representing fungus: fungicide.
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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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It's also home to 91 species of fungi, such as puffballs, cup fungi, jelly and bracket fungi.
Many of the objects in the room, from toy figurines to bracket fungi, were colored with phosphorescent paint.
Anatomy of the Hymenomycetes: an introduction to the cytology and plectology of crust fungi, bracket fungi, club fungi, Chanterelles, Agarics and Boletes.
During fieldwork we registered various stand characteristics, including the age of the oldest trees in the stand; tree and shrub species and their total coverage in each layer; the age layer-differentiation of the stand's canopy; gaps in the canopy; natural rejuvenation of stand; presence and number of large, suppressed old living and dead trees; presence and number of stumps; occurrence of lying dead wood in various sizes and stages of decay; presence of various biodiversity indicators, such as multi-stemmed trees, supporting roots, holes in trunks, bracket fungi, traces of woodpeckers, and forest fires in history.
sanguineus hosted the same number of ciid species at FLONA/SFP, although 59 occurrences of ciids were recorded from the former species, 1 of the commonest bracket fungi in the study area, and only 15 occurrences were recorded from Pyc.