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Synonyms for fungus
ˈfʌŋ gəs; ˈfʌn dʒaɪ, ˈfʌŋ gaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fungus(noun)

    an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia


  1. fungus(noun)

    mushroom, mold

  2. fungus(noun)

    Any member of the kingdom Fungi; a eukaryotic organism typically having chitin cell walls but no chlorophyll or plastids. Fungi may be unicellular or multicellular.

    mushroom, mold

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fungus(n.)

    spongy excrescence

  2. fungus(n.)

    (Bot.) flowerless plant (as the mushroom, toadstool, &c.), cryptogamous plant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fungus(n)

    thallogen, thallophyte, granulation, proud flesh

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    mushroom, fungal, fungi, mushrooms, mold, mould

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  1. Bruno David:

    We know for sure it is not a plant but we don't really if it's an animal or a fungus, it behaves very surprisingly for something that looks like a mushroom (...) it has the behavior of an animal, it is able to learn.

  2. Joe Graedon:

    I've been recommending VapoRub as a safe, easy way to get rid of nail fungus for years, you coat the nail once or twice a day.

  3. Reporterthat Kloots:

    I think the plan today is to do a scan with ink to light up his lungs so that they can get a better picture of whats going on, they want to find out from this culture what the fungus is so that they can specifically give the right medication to attack that fungus.

  4. Rita Wilson:

    This leased house that we were living in -- there was an unfinished room downstairs where there was standing water and black mold. It was crawling up through the dry wall, like worms almost, into the air conditioning and heating ducts, and we were breathing it in for the four years. I got the fungus in my lung which can kill you.

  5. Dan Bebber:

    The disease is a fungus, it attacks the leaves of the banana plant, which means the plant can't make as many bananas.

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