fungivorous

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: fŭn-jĭvʹər-əs, fŭng-gĭvʹ-
  • IPA(key): /fʌnˈdʒɪvɜrəs/, /fʌŋˈɡɪvɜrəs/

Adjective[edit]

fungivorous

  1. fungus-eating.

Etymology[edit]

fung- + -vor + -ous, from fungus, fungus + vorāre, to swallow, devour. The Greek equivalent is mycophagous, myc(o)- + phag- + -ous, from Greek mukēs, fungus + Greek phagein, to eat.

See also[edit]