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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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Blastomyces dermatitidis is a dimorphic fungus that is found in the soil of the Ohio River valley and regions surrounding the Mississippi river within the US.
Histoplasmosis is a potentially severe illness caused by infection with the dimorphic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum.
The dimorphic fungus grows in the soil as a multi cellular mold.
It is a dimorphic fungus found worldwide most commonly seen in areas in which the humidity is between 92% and 100% and there is temperature between 80[degrees]F and 85[degrees]F.
Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection caused by Histoplasma capsulatum, a dimorphic fungus found in the moist soil of the river valleys in the central United States.
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.
The fluconazole resistance was reported in the dimorphic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum, causing treatment failure in HIV patients.
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.
DISCUSSION: Histoplasmosis is an opportunistic fungal infection caused by inhalation of dimorphic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum.
To the Editor: Histoplasmosis occurs after infection with the dimorphic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum (1-6).
Histoplasmosis, also called as Darling's disease, is caused by a dimorphic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum.1 The fungus has two variants viz.