Definition of fungous in English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


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