Definition of fungous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfəNGɡəs/


Resembling, caused by, or having the nature of a fungus.
Example sentences
  • Although less harmful to plants, sulfur is also less effective against many fungous diseases than Bordeaux, the universal fungicide which, unfortunately, tends to burn the foliage under certain environmental conditions.
  • Any of several fungous or viral diseases are characterized by yellow spotting on the leaves
  • Topical treatment of a fungous infection of the skin and nail is with miconazole nitrate cream.


Late Middle English: from Latin fungosus, from fungus (see fungus).

Words that rhyme with fungous

fungus, humongous

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Syllabification: fun·gous

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