Definition of fungous in English:



  • Resembling, caused by, or having the nature of a fungus.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Topical treatment of a fungous infection of the skin and nail is with miconazole nitrate cream.’
    • ‘This membrane is somewhat urn-shaped, and encloses a cavity in which are situated the pulverulent mass of spores arranged around a central columella of combined host and fungous tissue.’
    • ‘Any of several fungous or viral diseases are characterized by yellow spotting on the leaves’


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