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actinomyces a filamentous microorganism like both bacteria and fungi.
aecidium (Lat.) a cup-shaped fructification in rust fungi.
agaric a kind of fungus.
amadou (Fr.) a kind of fungus used as tinder.
amanita (Greek) a kind of fungus.
appressorium the flattened thickened tip of a hyphal branch by which some parasitic fungi attach to and penetrate their host.
archicarp a female reproductive structure in certain types of fungi.
armillaria any fungus of the genus Armillaria, the honey fungus.
ascocarp a spore-producing organ of certain fungi.
ascomycete one of the main divisions of the Fungi.
ascomycetous relating to ascomycete.
aspergillus (Lat.) a minute fungus forming mould.
autoecious of fungus, etc., passing through all life stages on same species of host.
basidiomycete any fungus of a subdivision Basidiomycotina that includes the agarics.
basidiomycetous of or like a basidiomycete.
basidium (Lat.) a club-shaped spore-bearing structure produced by a basidiomycete.
blewit an edible wild mushroom of Europe and North America, with a pale buff or lilac cap and a lilac stem.
blewits a woodland fungus.
bolete any fungus of the family Boletaceae.
boletus (Lat.) a genus of fungi with a pore-like surface instead of gills.
botrytis a genus of fungi which cause plant diseases.
caeoma the spore-producing part of a fungus.
candida (Lat.) a parasitic, yeastlike fungus, that causes the infection candidiasis.
cep a kind of edible mushroom.
cepe a kind of edible mushroom.
champignon (Fr.) an edible species of mushroom.
chantarelle (Fr.) a kind of fungus.
chanterelle (Fr.) a kind of fungus.
chytrid a primitive variety of fungus.
cladosporium a type of fungus.
coremium (Lat.) an organ of certain fungi.
cremini crimini a meaty cultivated brown or tan button mushroom.
cryptococcal of or like a cryptococcus.
cryptococcus any of a genus of budding imperfect fungi that resemble yeasts and include a number of saprophytes and a few serious pathogens.
deathcup a poisonous fungus.
discomycete one of a group of fungi with open apothecia.
discomycetous of or like a discomycete.
earthstar a fungus related to the puffballs that opens out into a starlike form.
endomycorrhiza a type of fungus with hyphae that penetrate the cell wall and invaginate the cell membrane.
enoki (Japanese) a thin white edible mushroom native to Japan.
enokitake (Japanese) a type of mushroom.
flybane a name for various poisonous plants.
foxfire a glow produced by fungi.
fungal relating to fungi eg a fungal infection; (noun) a fungus.
fungic pertaining to, or obtained from, mushrooms; as, fungic acid.
fungiform shaped like a fungus.
fungoid of or like fungus; (noun) a fungus.
fungoidal of or like fungus.
fungosity the quality of being fungous.
fungous of or like fungus.
fungus (Lat.) any of a large division of organisms including mushrooms, toadstools, moulds, rusts and yeasts.
fusarium a type of fungus, causing plant disease.
girolle a fungus, aka chanterelle.
gleba (Lat.) a spore-bearing mass of some fungi.
hymenium the spore-bearing surface of certain fungi, as that on the gills of a mushroom.
hypha (Lat.) a threadlike element forming the mycelium of a fungus.
hyphal of or like hyphae, threadlike elements forming the mycelium of a fungus.
koji (Japanese) a fungus used to initiate fermentation in making soy sauce.
lichenism the association of fungus and alga as a lichen.
matsutake (Japanese) a Japanese mushroom.
microfungus a very small fungus.
monilia (Lat.) a fungus of the Monilia genus, having conidia in branched chains.
morel a kind of edible fungus.
mucor (Lat.) a genus of mould fungi.
muscardine a fungus that attacks silkworms.
mushroom any edible fungus; (verb) to grow or spread rapidly.
mycele the white threads or filamentous growth from which a mushroom or fungus is developed.
mycelial relating to mycelium, the white threads or filamentous growth from which a mushroom or fungus is developed.
mycelian relating to mycelium, the white threads or filamentous growth from which a mushroom or fungus is developed.
mycelium (Lat.) the white threads or filamentous growth from which a mushroom or fungus is developed.
myceloid resembling mycelium, the white threads or filamentous growth from which a mushroom or fungus is developed.
mycetes (Greek) fungi.
mycodomatium a fungus gall.
mycoflora the fungi characteristic of a region.
mycological of or relating to mycology, the study of fungi.
mycologically (Adv.) MYCOLOGICAL, of or relating to mycology, the study of fungi.
mycologist one who studies mycology.
mycology the study of fungi.
mycorhiza a fungus associated with the root of a plant, the association of mutual benefit.
mycorhizal of or like a mycorhiza, a fungus associated with the root of a plant, the association being of mutual benefit.
mycorrhiza a fungus associated with the root of a plant, the association of mutual benefit.
mycorrhizal of or like a mycorhiza, a fungus associated with the root of a plant, the association being of mutual benefit.
neurospora any of a genus of ascomycetic fungi, used extensively in genetic research.
oidium (Lat.) a thin-walled fungal spore.
penicillium any of a genus of fungus which includes mould on jam, cheese etc.
pezizoid resembling a fungus of the genus Peziza; having a cuplike form.
phycomycete a fungus resembling algae.
phycomycetous of or like a phycomycete.
pileus (Lat.) the umbrella-shaped portion of a mushroom.
pityrosporum a yeastlike fungus which can cause pityriasis.
polypore a fungus with pores.
porcini an edible mushroom, aka ceps.
porcino (Ital.) an edible mushroom.
portabella a variety of button mushroom.
portabello a variety of button mushroom.
portobello a variety of button mushroom.
puckfist a puffball.
puffball a fungus with a ball-shaped fruiting body which at maturity burst open to discharge a cloud of powdery spores.
pythium a fungus of the genus Pythium.
reishi (Japanese) a mushroom having a shiny cap.
rhizoctonia any of a genus of imperfect fungi that includes major plant pathogens.
rhizopus (Lat.) common bread mould.
russula any fungus of the genus Russula.
saccharomyces any of a genus of usually unicellular yeasts > SACCHAROMYCETES.
saprolegnia any fungus of the genus Saprolegnia, one species of which grows on diseased salmon and was formerly thought to be the cause of the disease.
saprophyte a fungus or bacterium that feeds upon dead and decaying organic matter.
sclerotium a hardened body formed by certain fungi, such as by the Claviceps purpurea, which produces ergot.
septoria a type of fungus.
shaggymane an edible fungus.
shiitake (Japanese) a large dark brown mushroom used in Japanese cookery.
shitake (Japanese) a type of mushroom, featured in Japanese cuisine.
shroom a magic mushroom; (verb) to take magic mushrooms.
sickener a poisonous toadstool.
spermatium one of the motionless spermatozoids in the conceptacles of certain fungi.
sterigma (Greek) a slender projection of the basidium of some fungi.
stinkhorn a kind of fungus of the genus Phallus, which emits a fetid odor.
tinea (Lat.) a name applied to various skin diseases, esp ringworm.
tineal relating to tinea, a name applied to various skin diseases, esp ringworm.
toadstool any of several spore-producing, poisonous, umbrella-shaped fungi.
torula (Lat.) a yeastlike microorganism.
trichophyton any fungus of the genus Trichophyton, causing ringworm.
truffe (Fr.) a truffle.
truffle an edible fungus, aka earthnut; a rich confection made with chocolate, butter, etc, usually shaped into balls; (verb) to hunt or root for truffles.
tuckahoe (Am. Ind.) an edible fungus of the United States.
ustilagineous relating to a genus of basidiomycetous fungi, of the family Ustilaginaceae.
ustilaginous relating to a genus of basidiomycetous fungi, of the family Ustilaginaceae.
verticillium a fungus some species of which cause plant disease.
woollyfoot as in wood woollyfoot, a kind of fungus.
yeast one of a group of simple unicellular fungi, used in brewing, baking etc (verb) to ferment; to be covered with froth
yeasty of, relating to, or resembling yeast; (fig.) full of restless energy or creativity; insubstantial.
zygomycete one of a group of fungi marked by the production of zygospores.
zygomycetous of or like a zygomycete, one of a group of fungi marked by the production of zygospores.