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fungi a plural form of fungus.
kingdom one of the large divisions of living things, such as the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom, and the fungus kingdom. [1/2 definitions]
lichen a living thing that is a fungus and a form of algae or special bacteria living together. The algae or the bacteria use photosynthesis to make food for the fungus. There are many kinds of lichens with different colors, such as green, gray, black, or red. They can look like scales, crusts, or branches. Lichens live on rocks and other places where there is no soil.
mildew a fungus that grows on plants and materials made from living things. Mildews often look like powder.
mold2 a fungus that grows on the surface of plant or animal materials such as food or leather. Some kinds of mold are fuzzy or fluffy. Penicillin is a kind of mold.
mushroom a fungus with a stalk and a cap that looks like a small umbrella. Some kinds of mushrooms can be eaten; other kinds are poisonous. Mushrooms live in damp places and are the fruiting bodies of certain kinds of fungi. [1/3 definitions]
parasite a plant, animal, or fungus that lives on or in another living thing, called the host. A parasite gets its food and energy from the host organism.
rust a plant disease that causes reddish brown or black spots on leaves and stems. It is caused by a fungus. [1/3 definitions]