One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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).
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