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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.
Mentioned in: Antibiotics, Topical


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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These diseases have had such great impacts because they affect multiple species, and it now looks like the same is true of snake fungal disease.
Blastomycosis: Blastomyces dermatitidis causes this relatively rare fungal disease.
Farmers must keep watch over the occurrence of bacterial and fungal diseases on standing rice fields.
Floyd Wormley, assistant professor of microbiology, is working to develop novel immune therapies and/or vaccines to treat or prevent invasive fungal diseases.
Although the plastic mulch provided the crop a little sooner, the vetch mulch offered other benefits, including reduced erosion, decreased signs of fungal disease on leaves, and delays in plant aging.
The American one has a fungal disease, which it carries the way in which a human has athlete's foot, but it really isn't a problem.
CT determined that the fungal disease extended to the orbital apex and demonstrated the involvement of the ethmoid sinuses.
There are as many as 3,000 species of snakes in the world - and all of them could fall victim to the deadly fungal disease.
year, said researchers from the Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections (GAFFI) - a Britain-based organisation to promote global awareness of fungal disease resistance, Perlin said in the study published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Forest Service estimates the East has lost about half its native dogwoods to the fungal disease, which at this point has no cure.
A: This is not silver leaf but probably laburnum leaf spot, a fungal disease which can be controlled by regular spraying with Bordeaux mixture.
Invasive sinonasal fungal disease is a potentially fatal process when it involves intracranial extension.