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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.
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.
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).
Chronic granulomatous lung infection caused by the dimorphic fungus Emmonsia sp.
Histoplasma capsulatum is a dimorphic fungus whose natural habitat is soil enriched with high organic content.
Histoplasmosis is caused by an infection with the dimorphic fungus H capsulatum var capsulatum, which is found as a soil saprophyte in areas contaminated with bird and bat droppings.
To the Editor: Sporotrichosis is a subcutaneous fungal infection present worldwide that is caused by traumatic inoculation or inhalation of spores of the dimorphic fungus Sporothrix schenckii complex (1-3).