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Fungus vs. Mold

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Fungusnoun

(mycology) Any member of the kingdom Fungi; a eukaryotic organism typically having chitin cell walls but no chlorophyll or plastids. Fungi may be unicellular or multicellular.

Moldnoun

A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance.

Fungusnoun

Any one of the Fungi, a large and very complex group of thallophytes of low organization, - the molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, mushrooms, toadstools, puff balls, and the allies of each. See fungi.

Moldnoun

A frame or model around or on which something is formed or shaped.

Fungusnoun

A spongy, morbid growth or granulation in animal bodies, as the proud flesh of wounds.

Moldnoun

Something that is made in or shaped on a mold.

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Fungusnoun

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

Moldnoun

The shape or pattern of a mold.

Fungus

A fungus (plural: fungi or funguses) is any member of the group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds, as well as the more familiar mushrooms. These organisms are classified as a kingdom, separately from the other eukaryotic kingdoms, those being Plantae, Animalia, Protozoa, and Chromista.

Moldnoun

General shape or form.

‘the oval mold of her face’;

Moldnoun

Distinctive character or type.

‘a leader in the mold of her predecessors’;

Moldnoun

A fixed or restrictive pattern or form.

‘His method of scientific investigation broke the mold and led to a new discovery.’;

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Moldnoun

(architecture) A group of moldings.

‘the arch mold of a porch or doorway;’; ‘the pier mold of a Gothic pier, meaning the whole profile, section, or combination of parts’;

Moldnoun

(anatomy) A fontanelle.

Moldnoun

A natural substance in the form of a woolly or furry growth of tiny fungi that appears when organic material lies for a long time exposed to (usually warm and moist) air.

Moldnoun

Loose friable soil, rich in humus and fit for planting.

Moldnoun

Earth, ground.

Moldverb

(transitive) To shape in or on a mold.

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Moldverb

(transitive) To form into a particular shape; to give shape to.

Moldverb

(transitive) To guide or determine the growth or development of; influence

Moldverb

(transitive) To fit closely by following the contours of.

Moldverb

(transitive) To make a mold of or from (molten metal, for example) before casting.

Moldverb

(transitive) To ornament with moldings.

Moldverb

(intransitive) To be shaped in or as if in a mold.

‘These shoes gradually molded to my feet.’;

Moldverb

(transitive) To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.

Moldverb

(intransitive) To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.

Moldverb

To cover with mold or soil.

Moldnoun

A spot; a blemish; a mole.

Moldnoun

Crumbling, soft, friable earth; esp., earth containing the remains or constituents of organic matter, and suited to the growth of plants; soil.

Moldnoun

Earthy material; the matter of which anything is formed; composing substance; material.

‘The etherial mold,Incapable of stain.’; ‘Nature formed me of her softest mold.’;

Moldnoun

A growth of minute fungi of various kinds, esp. those of the great groups Hyphomycetes, and Physomycetes, forming on damp or decaying organic matter.

Moldnoun

The matrix, or cavity, in which anything is shaped, and from which it takes its form; also, the body or mass containing the cavity; as, a sand mold; a jelly mold.

Moldnoun

That on which, or in accordance with which, anything is modeled or formed; anything which serves to regulate the size, form, etc., as the pattern or templet used by a shipbuilder, carpenter, or mason.

‘The glass of fashion and the mold of form.’;

Moldnoun

Cast; form; shape; character.

‘Crowned with an architrave of antique mold.’;

Moldnoun

A group of moldings; as, the arch mold of a porch or doorway; the pier mold of a Gothic pier, meaning the whole profile, section, or combination of parts.

Moldnoun

A fontanel.

Moldnoun

A frame with a wire cloth bottom, on which the pump is drained to form a sheet, in making paper by hand.

Moldverb

To cover with mold or soil.

Moldverb

To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.

Moldverb

To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.

Moldverb

To form into a particular shape; to shape; to model; to fashion.

‘He forgeth and moldeth metals.’; ‘Did I request thee, Maker, from my clayTo mold me man?’;

Moldverb

To ornament by molding or carving the material of; as, a molded window jamb.

Moldverb

To knead; as, to mold dough or bread.

Moldverb

To form a mold of, as in sand, in which a casting may be made.

Moldnoun

the distinctive form in which a thing is made;

‘pottery of this cast was found throughout the region’;

Moldnoun

container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens

Moldnoun

loose soil rich in organic matter

Moldnoun

the process of becoming mildewed

Moldnoun

a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter

Moldnoun

sculpture produced by molding

Moldverb

form in clay, wax, etc;

‘model a head with clay’;

Moldverb

become moldy; spoil due to humidity;

‘The furniture molded in the old house’;

Moldverb

form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold;

‘cast a bronze sculpture’;

Moldverb

make something, usually for a specific function;

‘She molded the riceballs carefully’; ‘Form cylinders from the dough’; ‘shape a figure’; ‘Work the metal into a sword’;

Moldverb

fit tightly, follow the contours of;

‘The dress molds her beautiful figure’;

Moldverb

shape or influence; give direction to;

‘experience often determines ability’; ‘mold public opinion’;

Moldnoun

a town in north-eastern Wales, administrative centre of Flintshire; population 10,500 (est. 2009).

Mold

A mold (US) or mould (UK, NZ, AU, ZA, IN, CA, IE) is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae. In contrast, fungi that can adopt a single-celled growth habit are called yeasts.

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