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".
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.
Histomycosis is caused by infection from fungi.
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.
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.
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.
The invaded mushroom is often misshappen or reduced in size, making it less desirable commercially.
2. The study of the characteristics of a particular fungus.