View definitions for fungus


noun as in growth

noun as in slime

Strongest matches

Strong matches

noun as in yeast

Strong matches

noun as in yeast

Weak match


Discover More

Example Sentences

They say never to use honey, which contains spores that can cause fungus to grow on a hummingbird’s tongue.

The company infuses their mattress material with copper, which fights bacteria, viruses, fungi, and mold while also keeping you cooler as you sleep.

In itself, that wasn’t unprecedented, because horizontal transfers of genes are not uncommon in bacteria and even in animals, fungi and plants.

Unlike other pathogens such as bacteria, fungi and parasites, viruses have none of the machinery needed to make more copies of themselves, so they cannot reproduce on their own.

From Time

Often, it’s from people surprised to find themselves seeking help from a mysterious fungus at all.

Briefly, blister rust is an Asian fungus introduced from Europe to America around 1900.

Or how leaf-cutter ants cultivate a specific type of fungus so precious it is carried by the queen when she starts a new colony.

Salt Point is also the setting of a cautionary tale about foraging that has spread like a fungus among the mycological community.

Whatever its name, the fungus-caused illness—which can be fatal—is being called a silent epidemic.

Chronicling the fungus foragers who count posh New York restaurants as their clients.

Favus, tinea versicolor, and the various forms of ring-worm are caused by members of the fungus group.

Tinea Favosa, or favus, is a contagious and a very stubborn disease of the skin, caused by the fungus Achorion Schoenleinii.

The fungus spores will survive the winter, and be ready for work in spring.

They rubbed disinfectant salves into their fungus-ridden hides.

Hence they may be killed by means of applications of some fungus-killing fluid, as Bordeaux mixture.

Synonym of the Day

Which one is a synonym for poetry?Get the answer

Start each day with the Synonym of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

On this page you'll find 69 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fungus, such as: affliction, canker, decay, eyesore, infestation, and mildew.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.