from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Shaped like a mushroom.
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- adj. Having the shape of a mushroom.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Shaped like a fungus or mushroom.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the form of a mushroom; cylindrical with a broader convex head: specifically applied to certain papillæ of the tongue, distinguished from filiform and circumvallate. Also fungilliform. See papilla.
The novel's eponymous Finch is a detective, and the novel opens with a bizarre double murder, one person and one fungiform.
Those that contain the most taste buds are the fungiform papillae, so called because when magnified they look like little mushrooms.
Supertasters are endowed with far more fungiform papillae than nontasters, she reports, as one can discover by simple experiment: Paint your tongue with blue food coloring, shine a flashlight on it, and look in a mirror.
You can see fungiform papillae by just taking ordinary supermarket blue food colouring, swabbing it on your tongue, and looking at your tongue in the mirror.
In terms of age, Armillaria is a fungiform Methuselah.
- Exterior glass bulb ellipsoid or fungiform transparent or inside-coated with or without reflecting layer
In many of the fungiform and most of the circumvallate papillæ are peculiar structures called taste buds or taste goblets.
Interspersed with these are the fungiform papillæ.
These are so called because they consist of a fungiform papilla surrounded by a fold of mucous membrane, presenting the appearance of being walled around.
This conglomerate being less acted on by water than the clay, the rocks often assume curious shapes, and are occasionally even fungiform.