(Fun*gil"li*form) a. Shaped like a small fungus.
(Fun"gin) n. [L. fungus mushroom: cf. F, fongine, fungine.] (Chem.) A name formerly given
to cellulose found in certain fungi and mushrooms.
(Fun"gite) n. [L. fungus mushroom: cf. F. pongite.] (Paleon.) A fossil coral resembling Fungia.
(Fun*giv"o*rous) a. [L. fungus + vorare to eat greedily: cf. F. fongivore.] (Zoöl.) Eating
fungi; said of certain insects and snails.
(Fun"goid) a. [Fungus + - oil: cf. F. fongoïde.] Like a fungus; fungous; spongy.
(Fun*gol"o*gist) n. A mycologist.
(Fun*gol"o*gy) n. [Fungus + -logy.] Mycology.
(Fun*gos"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. fungosité, fongosité.] The quality of that which is fungous; fungous
(Fun"gous) a. [L. fungosus: cf. F. fungueux.]
1. Of the nature of fungi; spongy.
2. Growing suddenly, but not substantial or durable.
(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.
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 hyphæ; the aggregation of
hyphæ 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.
(Fu"nic) a. (Anat.) Funicular.
(Fu"ni*cle) n. [L. funiculus, dim. of funis cord, rope: cf. F. funicule funicle (in sense 2). Cf.
1. A small cord, ligature, or fiber.
2. (Bot.) The little stalk that attaches a seed to the placenta.
(Fu*nic"u*lar) a. [Cf. F. funiculaire.]
1. Consisting of a small cord or fiber.
2. Dependent on the tension of a cord.