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Definition:
One of the taxonomic kingdoms, comprising eukaryotic, non-photosynthetic
organisms, which obtain nutrients by the absorption of organic compounds from
their surroundings. Fungi usually have chitin-containing cell walls and may be
unicellular, filamentous (mycelial), or plasmoidal.
Reference:
From Allaby, Michael. 1998. A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. New York: Oxford
University Press.
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