fungal vs fungous what difference

what is difference between fungal and fungous

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʌŋɡəl/

Adjective

fungal (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to a fungus or fungi.
    Doctors determined that the cause of the itchy rash was fungal rather than bacterial.

Derived terms

  • antifungal

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English

Etymology

From Latin fungōsus. Equivalent to fungus +‎ -ous.

Adjective

fungous (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to fungi; fungal.
    • 1931, H. P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness, chapter 7:
      With the memory of that roadside claw-print fresh in my mind, Akeley’s whispered paragraphs had affected me queerly; and the hints of familiarity with this unknown world of fungous life—forbidden Yuggoth—made my flesh creep more than I cared to own.
  2. (now rare, pathology) Of or containing a spongy, abnormal excrescence.

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