myco-, myc-, myceto-, mycet-, -myces, -mycetous, -mycetic, -mycetous, -mycosis +

(Greek: fungus, fungi; mushroom)

Don't confuse this myco- meaning "fungus, fungi" with another myco- meaning "mucus".

ethnomycology
The study of fungi, both harmful and beneficial, in relation to human affairs.

It is said that this is the study of the historical uses and sociological impact of fungi (also known as, "fungi lore"), and can be considered a subfield of ethnobotany or ethnobiology.

Although in theory the term includes fungi used for such purposes; such as, material that is easily combustible and can be used for lighting a fire, medicine, and food, including yeast; it is often used within the context of the study of psychoactive mushrooms.

gastromyces
The fungoid growths sometimes found in the stomach; such as Torula (a genus of budding fungi), etc.
histomycosis
A deep dermatomycosis or a disease of body tissues which are deep within the body.

Histomycosis is caused by infection from fungi.

mucormycosis
1. A serious fungus infection occurring most commonly in the lining of the nose and surrounding sinuses.
2. A fungal infection caused by infection with various fungi from the class, Zygomycetes.

The organism is widely distributed through air, water, and soil. This infection occurs predominately in the immunocompromised patient, burn patients, and those on steroid therapy.

mycetophage, mycetophagous, mycetophagy
The eating of fungi.
Mycetozoa
An order of rhizopod protozoans that includes the slime molds when they are regarded as animals.

Slime molds are peculiar protists that normally take the form of amoebae, but under certain conditions develop fruiting bodies that release spores, superficially similar to the sporangia of fungi.

They should not be confused with true molds, which are actually fungi. Although cosmopolitan in distribution, they are usually small and rarely noticed. There are several different groups.

mycobiont
1. The fungal partner of a lichen (algal, fungal symbiosis).
2. The symbiotic fungal constituent of a lichen.

Lichens are composite organisms containing one of the fungi and one of the algae or cyanobacteria in symbiotic association.

mycobiota
The fungal flora of an area or habitat.
mycodiesel, myco-diesel
A diesel fuel that can be manufactured from a fungus.
mycogonose, mycogonosis
A diseased condition of commercial mushrooms, caused by growth of the white mold.

The invaded mushroom is often misshappen or reduced in size, making it less desirable commercially.

mycoid
Similar to or like fungus or fungi.
mycological
A reference to fungus.
mycologist
Anyone; such as, a botanist who specializes in the study of fungi.
mycology
1. The branch of botany that specializes in the scientific study of fungi and fungus-caused diseases.
2. The study of the characteristics of a particular fungus.
mycophagy, mycophagous
The eating of fungi; especially, mushrooms.

A cross reference of a word group that is related, directly or indirectly, to: "fungus, fungi": fungi-.