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fungi Explained

fungi at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


fungi at English irregular forms Of Explained:

pl. of {fungus}

Fungi at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Fungi \Fun"gi\, n. pl. (Bot.)
A group of thallophytic plants of low organization, destitute
of chlorophyll, in which reproduction is mainly accomplished
by means of asexual spores, which are produced in a great
variety of ways, though sexual reproduction is known to occur
in certain {Phycomycetes}, or so-called algal fungi.

Note: The Fungi appear to have originated by degeneration
from various alg[ae], losing their chlorophyll on
assuming a parasitic or saprophytic life. By some they
are divided into the subclasses {Phycomycetes}, the
lower or algal fungi; the {Mesomycetes}, or
intermediate fungi; and the {Mycomycetes}, or the
higher fungi; by others into the {Phycomycetes}; the
{Ascomycetes}, or sac-spore fungi; and the
{Basidiomycetes}, or basidial-spore fungi.

Fungi \Fun"gi\, n. pl. (Bot.)
See {Fungus}.

Fungus \Fun"gus\, n.; pl. L. {Fungi}, E. {Funguses}. [L., a
mushroom; perh. akin to a doubtful Gr. ? sponge, for ?;if so,
cf. E. sponge.]
1. (Bot.) Any one of the Fungi, a large and very complex
group of thallophytes of low organization, -- the molds,
mildews, rusts, smuts, mushrooms, toadstools, puff balls,
and the allies of each.

Note: The fungi are all destitute of chorophyll, and,
therefore, to be supplied with elaborated nourishment,
must live as saprophytes or parasites. They range in
size from single microscopic cells to systems of
entangled threads many feet in extent, which develop
reproductive bodies as large as a man's head. The
vegetative system consists of septate or rarely
unseptate filaments called hyph[ae]; the aggregation of
hyph[ae] into structures of more or less definite form
is known as the mycelium. See Fungi, in the Supplement.

2. (Med.) A spongy, morbid growth or granulation in animal
bodies, as the proud flesh of wounds. --Hoblyn.

Cryptogamia \Cryp`to*ga"mi*a\ (kr?p`t?-g?"m?-?), n.; pl.
{Cryptogami[ae]} (-?). [NL., fr. Gr. krypto`s hidden, secret
+ ga`mos marriage.] (Bot.)
The series or division of flowerless plants, or those never
having true stamens and pistils, but propagated by spores of
various kinds.

Note: The subdivisions have been variously arranged. The
following arrangement recognizes four classes: -- I.
{{Pteridophyta}, or {Vascular Acrogens}.} These include
Ferns, {Equiseta} or Scouring rushes, {Lycopodiace[ae]}
or Club mosses, {Selaginelle[ae]}, and several other
smaller orders. Here belonged also the extinct coal
plants called {Lepidodendron}, {Sigillaria}, and
{Calamites}. II. {{Bryophita}, or {Cellular Acrogens}}.
These include {Musci}, or Mosses, {Hepatic[ae]}, or
Scale mosses and Liverworts, and possibly
{Charace[ae]}, the Stoneworts. III. {{Alg[ae]}}, which
are divided into {Floride[ae]}, the Red Seaweeds, and
the orders {Dictyote[ae]}, {O["o]spore[ae]},
{Zo["o]spore[ae]}, {Conjugat[ae]}, {Diatomace[ae]}, and
{Cryptophyce[ae]}. IV. {{Fungi}}. The molds, mildews,
mushrooms, puffballs, etc., which are variously grouped
into several subclasses and many orders. The {Lichenes}
or Lichens are now considered to be of a mixed nature,
each plant partly a Fungus and partly an Alga.

Fungi at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the taxonomic kingdom of lower plants [syn: {kingdom Fungi},
{fungus kingdom}]
2: (pun) the one who buys the drinks

fungi at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a parasitic plant lacking chlorophyll and leaves and true
stems and roots and reproducing by spores
[also: {fungi} (pl)]

See {fungus}

fungi at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Fungi


Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: a » UK|US Inter: enPR » fŭnʹjī, fŭngʹgī, Inter: IPA » /ˈfʌn.dʒaɪ/|/ˈfʌŋ.ɡaɪ/|/ˈfʌŋ.ɡiː/|/ˈfʌn.dʒiː/
  • Inter: audio » en-uk-fungi.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: audio » en-us-fungi.ogg|Audio (US), Inter: audio » en-us-fungi-2.ogg|Audio (US), Inter: audio » en-us-fungi-3.ogg|Audio (US), Inter: audio » en-us-fungi-4.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: homophones » fun guy



  • Inter: plural of » fungus

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    Usage notes

    * There are multiple prounciations in current English use. More American dictionaries favor the pronunciation Inter: IPAchar » /ˈfʌn.dʒaɪ/ or Inter: IPAchar » /ˈfʌŋ.gaɪ/, while more British dictionaries favor the pronunciation Inter: IPAchar » /ˈfʌŋ.giː/ or Inter: IPAchar » /ˈfʌn.dʒiː/. However, all four pronunciations are in use in both countries.



  • Inter: conjugation of » fungere||2|s|pres|ind|lang=it
    1. Inter: conjugation of » fungere||2|s|imp|lang=it

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    * Inter: a » Classical Inter: IPA » /ˈfun.ɡiː/|lang=la
    • Inter: a » Ecclesiastical Inter: IPA » /ˈfun.dʒi/|lang=la


      Inter: la-noun-form » fungī {{m}}

  • Inter: inflection of » fungus|fungus|gen|s
    1. Inter: inflection of » fungus|fungus|loc|s
    2. Inter: inflection of » fungus|fungus|nom|p
    3. Inter: inflection of » fungus|fungus|voc|p


      Inter: la-verb-form » fungī

  • Inter: conjugation of » fungor|fungor|pres|act|inf|lang=la

  • Translation: ar » fungi
    Translation: de » fungi
    Translation: et » fungi
    Translation: el » fungi
    Translation: fr » fungi
    Translation: ko » fungi
    Translation: id » fungi
    Translation: sw » fungi
    Translation: ku » fungi
    Translation: hu » fungi
    Translation: mg » fungi
    Translation: my » fungi
    Translation: nl » fungi
    Translation: pl » fungi
    Translation: fi » fungi
    Translation: sv » fungi
    Translation: ta » fungi
    Translation: vi » fungi
    Translation: zh » fungi

    Fungi at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: wikipedi » a
    Inter: wikispecie » s
    Inter: also » fungi



    Inter: etyl » la|mul Inter: term » fungus||mushroom|lang=la

    Proper noun

    Inter: head » mul|proper noun
  • Inter: taxon » kingdom|domain|Eukaryota|the mushrooms and funguses - over 100,000 species of organisms that are similar to plants but do not contain chlorophyll

    See also

    * phyla
    • Ascomycota
    • Basidiomycota
    • Chytridiomycota
    • Deuteromycota
    • Glomeromycota
    • Zygomycota
    • other kingdoms
    • Animalia
    • Plantae
    • Protista

    Translation: fr » Fungi