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fungous

[fuhng-guh s] /ˈfʌŋ gəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or caused by fungi; fungal.
2.
of the nature of or resembling a fungus.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin fungōsus fungous, spongy. See fungus, -ous
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  • Yeast is a microscopic plant of fungous growth, and is the lowest form of vegetable life.
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fungous

/ˈfʌŋɡəs/
adjective
1.
appearing suddenly and spreading quickly like a fungus, but not lasting
2.
a less common word for fungal
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Word Origin and History for fungous
adj.

"spongy," early 15c., from Latin fungosus, from fungus (see fungus).

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fungous in Medicine

fungous fun·gous (fŭng'gəs)
adj.
Variant of fungal.

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