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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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2010), but the mechanism of this process and extent of growth of fungal hyphae within the mixture of wood and plastic is not known.
After the patient was referred to our hospital, fungal hyphae were detected.
Large stable aggregates (more than 2 mm) are held together by a fine network of roots and fungal hyphae that exude sticky gels or mucilage (including polysaccharides), which soil particles adhere strongly to, rather like a sticky string bag.
The case presented here reveals an eosinophil-rich, deeply penetrating inflammation, with ulceration, and granulomatous changes demonstrating a foreign body-type reaction to fungal hyphae, not further classified due to lack of fungal cultures.
based on a subjective evaluation of the fungal burden, where 0 represented no morphologically identifiable fungal elements, and 5 represented most of the slide involved by large numbers of fungal hyphae.
Fluorescent staining of specimens provided positive confirmation an abundance of plant roots and fungal hyphae transecting the horn.
Fungal hyphae appear more numerous in parenchyma cells, both ray parenchyma and axial parenchyma, than in the other cell types, perhaps because parenchyma cells typically contain stored food.
However, its effect was relatively weak as compared to the commercial Lamisil[R] cream (1% terbinafine hydrochloride), which could completely eradicate all fungal hyphae and reduce the fungal burden to zero.
reticulata showed that gills were whitish due to the presence of fungal hyphae and caudal fin also had cotton wool like margin.
It comprised 202 children with clinical diagnosis of tineacapitis, confirmed by skin scrapings, showing fungal hyphae and spores in 10% potassium hydroxide on direct microscopy.
Gill###infection###result###in###damage###of secondary lamellae and may cause respiratory stress and impairment to fish, and eyes may be become blind due to presence of fungal hyphae [10, 19].