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ˈfʌn dʒaɪ, ˈfʌŋ gaɪfun·gi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Fungi, kingdom Fungi, fungus kingdomnoun

    the taxonomic kingdom including yeast, molds, smuts, mushrooms, and toadstools; distinct from the green plants

GCIDE

  1. Funginoun

    A group of thallophytic plant-like organisms 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. They include the molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, mushrooms, toadstools, puff balls, and the allies of each. In the two-kingdom classification system they were classed with the plants, but in the modern five-kingdom classification, they are not classed as plants, but are classed in their own separate kingdom fungi, which includes the phyla Zygomycota (including simple fungi such as bread molds), Ascomycota (including the yeasts), Basidiomycota (including the mushrooms, smuts, and rusts), and Deuteromycota (the fungi imperfecti). Some of the forms, such as the yeasts, appear as single-celled microorganisms, but all of the fungi are are eukaryotic, thus distinguishing them from the prokaryotic microorganisms of the kingdon Monera.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fungi

    see Fungus

  2. Fungi

    of Fungus

Freebase

  1. Fungi

    Fungi is the name given to the local musical form of the British Virgin Islands. It is also the native music of the U.S. Virgin Islands, where it is known as quelbe. Fungi music is an expression of Virgin Islands culture as it shows the islands' African and European influences in a unique sound. The name fungi comes from a local dish of the same name. It is a cornmeal-based food which is made with different ingredients including okra, onions, and green peppers, and is sometimes served plain. This "cook-up" which is a savoury fusion of different flavors creates something new. Similarly, Fungi music is a blend of many different instruments and styles. A fungi band is based on the fusion of a wide range of instruments, many of which are homemade. The beat of the double bass is usually the base for a colourful mix of sounds and instruments.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Fungi

    A kingdom of eukaryotic, heterotrophic organisms that live parasitically as saprobes, including MUSHROOMS; YEASTS; smuts, molds, etc. They reproduce either sexually or asexually, and have life cycles that range from simple to complex. Filamentous fungi, commonly known as molds, refer to those that grow as multicellular colonies.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. fungi

    An almost incalculably numerous order of plants growing on dead vegetable matter, and often produced on a ship's lining by long-continued damp.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fungi in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fungi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of fungi in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Nelsen:

    I think we're going to see the ranges of these things shift, and that could lead to some shuffling of the relationships with fungi -- we might get partnerships that weren't there previously.

  2. Sara Landvik:

    We want to collect as many diverse species of fungi as possible, diversity is really the key word for everything that we do.

  3. Barney Long:

    Our current list of lost species is over 2,000 and they cover the whole breadth of flora, fauna and fungi across the world.

  4. John Swartzberg:

    Listeria survives well at cool temperatures, most bacteria and fungi do not -- that's why we refrigerate. Healthy people are at low risk for disease, but it can happen. Those at greatest risk for disease are the elderly, immunocompromised and pregnant.

  5. Andreas Essig:

    Horse dung is a very rich substrate that harbours a diversity of micro-organisms, including fungi and bacteria, now these micro-organisms are in a constant competition for nutrients and space and it's therefore very likely to find potent antibiotics in such an environment, which are used by the different organisms to inhibit the growth of the competitors.

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    pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    • A. embellish
    • B. abide
    • C. loom
    • D. transpire

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