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fungus

1. any member of a kingdom of organisms (Fungi) that lack chlorophyll, leaves, true stems, and roots, reproduce by spores, and live as saprotrophs or parasites. The group includes moulds, mildews, rusts, yeasts, and mushrooms
2. Pathol any soft tumorous growth
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Fungus

Molds, mildews, yeasts, mushrooms and puffballs; a group of organisms that are lacking in chlorophyll and usually nonmobile, filamentous, and multicellular. Some grow in soil; others attach themselves to decaying trees and other plants to obtain nutrients. Some are pathogens; others stabilize sewage and digest composted waste.

fungus

[′fəŋ·gəs]
(mycology)
Singular of fungi.
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The dimorphic fungus, Histoplasma capsulatum (Hc) can be found in the soil as a saprophytic multicellular mold.
It is a dimorphic fungus that grows in the yeast form in the body and in culture at 37[degrees]C and grows as a filamentous mold exhibiting mycelial forms at 25[degrees]C (Figure 5-12).
Acute pulmonary histoplasmosis is a disease caused by Histoplasma capsulatum (HC), a dimorphic fungus commonly found in the United States in soil along the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys (Deepe 2000).
Patients become infected with North American blastomycosis when they inhale the spores of the dimorphic fungus B.
PCM is a systemic mycosis characterized by acute or chronic tissue inflammation caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, a pathogenic thermally dimorphic fungus that is endemic to Latin America.
INTRODUCTION: Histoplasmosis is caused by spores of dimorphic fungus, Histoplasma capsulatum.
Chronic granulomatous lung infection caused by the dimorphic fungus Emmonsia sp.
It is caused by several species of a lipophilic dimorphic fungus, Malassezia.
Histoplasmosis is an endemic mycosis caused by the dimorphic fungus, Histoplasma capsulatum.
The thermally dimorphic fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis exists as mold in nature and as yeast in humans and animals.
Histoplasmosis is caused by a ubiquitous dimorphic fungus that was diagnosed in 1905 by a pathologist named Samuel Darling, MD, while he was working in the Panama Canal Zone.