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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fun·gus /ˈfʌŋgəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 fun·gus /ˈfəŋgəs/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fun·gus n.; pl. L. Fungi E. Funguses
 1. Bot. Any one of the Fungi, a large and very complex group of thallophytes of low organization, -- the molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, mushrooms, toadstools, puff balls, and the allies of each.  See fungi.
 Note:The fungi are all destitute of chorophyll, and, therefore, to be supplied with elaborated nourishment, must live as saprophytes or parasites. They range in size from single microscopic cells to systems of entangled threads many feet in extent, which develop reproductive bodies as large as a man's head. The vegetative system consists of septate or rarely unseptate filaments called hyphæ; the aggregation of hyphæ into structures of more or less definite form is known as the mycelium. See Fungi, in the Supplement.
 2. Med. A spongy, morbid growth or granulation in animal bodies, as the proud flesh of wounds.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a parasitic plant lacking chlorophyll and leaves and true
          stems and roots and reproducing by spores
      [also: fungi (pl)]