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English noun: fungus

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


Broader (hypernym)being, organism


Narrower (hyponym)agaric, ascomycete, ascomycetous fungus, Aspergillus fumigatus, basidiomycete, basidiomycetous fungi, bird's-nest fungus, black root rot fungus, blastomycete, bolete, bottom rot fungus, brown root rot fungus, candida, carrion fungus, Ceratostomella ulmi, Cercospora kopkei, Chinese black mushroom, Claviceps purpurea, clubroot fungus, coffee fungus, coral fungus, Corticium salmonicolor, Corticium solani, dead-man's-fingers, dead-men's-fingers, dry rot, Dutch elm fungus, earth-ball, earth-tongue, earthball, earthnut, earthstar, earthtongue, ergot, false morel, false truffle, false truffle, felt fungus, Fomes igniarius, gasteromycete, Gastroboletus scabrosus, Gastroboletus turbinatus, Gastrocybe lateritia, gastromycete, golden oak mushroom, green smut fungus, Grifola frondosa, gyromitra, hard-skinned puffball, hen of the woods, hen-of-the-woods, jelly fungus, Lentinus edodes, Lentinus lepideus, lichen, lorchel, Macowanites americanus, mildew, mold, monilia, mould, Oriental black mushroom, Pellicularia filamentosa, Pellicularia koleroga, Phytophthora citrophthora, Phytophthora infestans, pink disease fungus, Plasmodiophora brassicae, Polyporus frondosus, pond-scum parasite, potato fungus, potato wart fungus, puffball, puffball, pythium, Radiigera fuscogleba, rhizoctinia, Rhizoctinia solani, rust, rust fungus, sac fungus, Saprolegnia ferax, scaly lentinus, sclerotinia, Septobasidium pseudopedicellatum, shiitake, shiitake mushroom, slime mold, slime mould, smut, smut fungus, stalked puffball, stinkhorn, Synchytrium endobioticum, Thielavia basicola, tooth fungus, true fungus, true puffball, truffle, Ustilaginoidea virens, verticillium, Volvaria bombycina, white fungus, white rust, Wynnea americana, Wynnea sparassoides, Xylaria mali, Xylaria polymorpha, yeast, yellow spot fungus


Part holonymcap, hymenium, mycelium, pileus, volva


Member meronymFungi, fungus kingdom, kingdom Fungi


Domain category membersimmune reaction, immune response, immunologic response, squamule









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