Any of various filamentous fungi, generally a circular colony having a woolly or furry appearance, that grow on the surface of organic matter and contribute to its disintegration.
Any of various small plants composed of a particular fungus and a particular alga (or blue-green alga) growing in an intimate symbiotic association and forming a dual plant, commonly adhering in colored patches or spongelike branches to rock, wood, soil, etc.
Any of an order (Agaricales) of basidiomycetous fungi; esp., any of a family (Agaricaceae) of gill fungi, including many common, edible mushrooms
A tough, semitransparent substance that is the main component of the exoskeletons of arthropods, such as the shells of crustaceans and the outer coverings of insects. Chitin is also found in the cell walls of certain fungi and algae. Chemically, it is a nitrogenous polysaccharide (a carbohydrate).
Any of various diseases; esp., a necrotic inflammatory disease of specific organs or tissues of domestic animals, as foot rot
A fungus with an umbrella-shaped fruiting body, especially one thought to be inedible or poisonous.
Any of various round basidiomycetous fungi (esp. order Lycoperdales) that burst at the touch, when mature, and discharge a brown powder
An organism, especially a fungus or bacterium, that lives on and gets its nourishment from dead organisms or decaying organic material. Saprophytes recycle organic material in the soil, breaking it down into in simpler compounds that can be taken up by other organisms.
(Bot.) Any of various plant diseases characterized by a spotted reddish or brownish discoloration of stems and leaves
Any fungus that attacks various plants or that produces such a coating or discoloration
The dried sclerotia of the rye fungus from which several alkaloids are extracted that have the ability to contract blood vessels and smooth muscle tissue
Any of various edible mushrooms of the genus Morchella, characterized by a cap with irregular pits and ridges.
Any of various fungi that cause powdery mildew.
An abnormal growth of flesh around a healing wound, caused by excessive granulation
Any of several foul-smelling fungi of the order Phallales, such as Phallus impudicus or P. ravenelii, having a thick, cylindrical stalk and a narrow cap.
Any of various yeasts (esp. genus Saccharomyces) used in food production, as in making beer, wine, etc. and as a leavening in baking
A brown, massive, underground, basidiomycetous fungus (Poria cocos) producing an edible, carbohydrate substance
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The definition of a mushroom is a quickly growing, fleshy fungus.
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