fungous "spongy," early 15c., from L. fungosus, from fungus (see FUNGUS (Cf. fungus)).

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  • Fungous — Fun gous, a. [L. fungosus: cf. F. fungueux.] 1. Of the nature of fungi; spongy. [1913 Webster] 2. Growing suddenly, but not substantial or durable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fungous — [fuŋ′gəs] adj. [ME < L fungosus, spongy < fungus): see FUNGUS] FUNGAL …   English World dictionary

  • fungous — /fung geuhs/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or caused by fungi; fungal. 2. of the nature of or resembling a fungus. [1375 1425; late ME < L fungosus fungous, spongy. See FUNGUS, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • fungous — fun•gous [[t]ˈfʌŋ gəs[/t]] adj. 1) fng of, pertaining to, or caused by fungi; fungal 2) fng of the nature of or resembling a fungus • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME < L fungōsus fungous, spongy. See fungus, ous …   From formal English to slang

  • fungous — adjective Date: 15th century fungal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fungous — adjective Of or pertaining to a fungus; fungal …   Wiktionary

  • fungous — Relating to a fungus. SYN: fungal. * * * fun·gous fəŋ gəs adj FUNGAL * * * fun·gous (fungґgəs) [L. fungosus] 1. fungal. 2. fungoid …   Medical dictionary

  • fungous — fungus …   American English homophones

  • fungous — adj. fungal, caused by a fungus; resembling a fungus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fungous — a. 1. Excrescent, fungus like, spongy. 2. Sudden and transient, ephemeral, mushroom, trashy, upstart …   New dictionary of synonyms

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