Definition of fungivorous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfənˈjivərəs/ Pronunciation: /-ˈɡiv-/


Feeding on fungi or mushrooms.
Example sentences
  • The members of the tripunctata species group have diverse feeding habits; some are fungivorous and some are ground feeders associated with fallen flowers, small fruits, and decaying pulpy vegetation.
  • These compounds appear to play a role in defending sclerotia from attack by fungivorous insects.
  • It possesses a central columella that is rich in lipids and is a choice food item for fungivorous mammals.

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Syllabification: fun·giv·or·ous

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