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fun·gus

npl  fun*gi  also  fun*gus*es  , often attrib  1  :  any of the major group Fungi of saprophytic and parasitic spore-producing organisms that lack chlorophyll, are often considered to be plants, and include the ascomyetes, basidiomycetes, phycomycetes, imperfect fungi, and slime molds  2  :  infection with a fungus .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  fun·gous  phe·noxy  pho·nics 

 
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