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 Dictionary entry overview: What does kingdom Fungi mean? 

  The noun KINGDOM FUNGI has 1 sense:

1. the taxonomic kingdom of lower plants

  Familiarity information: KINGDOM FUNGI used as a noun is very rare.

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The taxonomic kingdom of lower plants

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Nouns denoting plants


Fungi; fungus kingdom; kingdom Fungi

Hypernyms ("kingdom Fungi" is a kind of...):

kingdom (the highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia)

Meronyms (members of "kingdom Fungi"):

division Eumycota; Eumycota (true fungi; eukaryotic heterotrophic walled organisms; distinguished from Myxomycota (funguslike slime molds): comprises subdivisions Mastigomycotina; Zygomycotina; Ascomycotina; Basidiomycotina; Deuteromycotina (imperfect fungi))

fungus (a parasitic plant lacking chlorophyll and leaves and true stems and roots and reproducing by spores)

division Lichenes; Lichenes (comprising the lichens which grow symbiotically with algae; sometimes treated as an independent group more or less coordinate with algae and fungi)

Phycomycetes; Phycomycetes group (a large and probably unnatural group of fungi and funguslike organisms comprising the Mastigomycota (including the Oomycetes) and Zygomycota subdivisions of the division Eumycota; a category not used in all systems)

division Gymnomycota; division Myxomycota; Gymnomycota; Myxomycota (slime molds; organisms having a noncellular and multinucleate creeping vegetative phase and a propagative spore-producing stage: comprises Myxomycetes and Acrasiomycetes; in some classifications placed in the kingdom Protoctista)

fungus order (the order of fungi)

fungus genus (includes lichen genera)

fungus family (includes lichen families)

Domain member category:

Tremella reticulata (a jelly fungus with an erect whitish fruiting body and a highly variable shape (sometimes resembling coral fungi))

annulus ((Fungi) remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the lower part of the stem)

saprophytic ((of some plants or fungi) feeding on dead or decaying organic matter)

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