Meaning of “fungoid” in the English Dictionary

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"fungoid" in English

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fungoidadjective

uk /ˈfʌŋ.ɡɔɪd/ us /ˈfʌŋ.ɡɔɪd/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • I look and note that the horrid wound is larger, much larger, and seems to have a whitish, fungoid appearance. 
  • It is brought about through the action of a minute fungoid plant. 
  • The most prominent symptom was the appearance of a white fungoid growth in patches upon the exterior of the fish. 
  • There were some that had no appreciable scent beyond a vague fungoid flavour, more or less common to all. 
  • Yeast is a fungoid growth, a microscopic plant capable of starting a fermentation in various substances. 

(Definition of “fungoid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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