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1. fungal.


Relating to a fungus.
Synonym(s): fungal


/fun·gal/ (fun´g'l) fungous; pertaining to fungi.


Etymology: L, fungus, mushroom
pertaining to or resembling a fungus or fungi.


adjective Referring to a fungus or fungi.


adjective Pertaining to fungi, mycotic


Relating to a fungus.
Synonym(s): fungous.


Caused by a fungus.
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pertaining to or caused by a fungus.

fungal disease
the three principal manifestations are the skin infections, the dermatophytoses, systemic infections such as coccidioidomycoses, and the mycotoxicoses, the fungal poisonings.
fungal hypersensitivity
may occur in animals; possibly the cause of fungal kerion.
fungal hyphae
see hypha.
fungal infection
see mycosis.
fungal mastitis
see Table 16.
fungal slide culture
a method of culturing fungi that allows good visualization of conidia for identification purposes.
fungal toxins
there are a large number of known poisonous fungi, some of which grow on living plants, many of them visible on the outside of the plant, many of them growing inside the plant and therefore not visible. Many more grow on stored feed such as grain and hay. The best known fungal toxins include aflatoxin, citrinin, ergotamine, fumonisins, ergovaline, ochratoxin, phomopsin, slaframine, sporidesmin, trichothecenes (e.g. satratoxin, deoxynivalenol), zearalenone.

Patient discussion about fungal

Q. What is the best way to treat fungal infection so it wont come back every year at the same time?? I don't know where I got it from- maybe caught it in a public shower,some people say it develops while the foot is in the shoe for long hours- I'm not sure- but every fall, for like 5 years now, I've been having this fungal infection in a few spots in my feet. usually in the same exact spots and ewvery year another one show up. what to do to make it go away?? it's real ugly and itchy, can't stand it. any help would be appreciated...

A. i also used to have fungal infections (Athlete's foot). i just applied a topical anti fungal cream to treat it and then continued applying it for prevention and started to use sandals in public showers. and thank god, i don't have any now.

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The conventional way to meet those standards and prevent the consumption of fungal toxins is simply to test unprocessed and processed grains and discard those found to be contaminated - an approach that is both wasteful and failure-prone.
The culprit is fumonisin, a deadly mycotoxin, or fungal toxin, produced by the mold Fusarium and sometimes found in unprocessed corn.
In 1997, he joined the Institute of Biochemistry at Carleton University where he is Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council Research chair on fungal toxins and allergens.
Phil Campbell Natural Resources Research Center, in Watkinsville, Georgia, has developed a prototype for a vaccine that may one day be used to immunize cattle and horses against the fungal toxins.
A much-cited 1981 study concluded that some 35 percent of human cancer deaths probably trace to carcinogens in foods-both synthetic chemicals, such as pesticides and food additives, and naturally occurring ones, like fungal toxins.
Miller has published extensively on fungi and fungal toxins in various systems including in indoor environments.
Actually, consumption of organic produce shifts children from a range of almost certainly negligible risk due to potential OP exposures to a range of uncertain risk due to fungal toxins and plant stress-mediated increases in allergens (Midoro-Horiuti et al.
To protect animals against tall fescue's fungal toxins, a vaccine would have to last at least 3 to 4 months," Stuedemann says.
Biochemists reported that shriveled brown spots on commercially marketed potatoes may harbor potentially harmful levels of fungal toxins (135: 238).
To control fungal toxins in an ear of corn through a seed treatment is especially interesting to us," says Kenney.