mycology

mycological /muy'keuh loj"i keuhl/, mycologic, adj.mycologically, adv.mycologist, n.
/muy kol"euh jee/, n.
1. the branch of biology dealing with fungi.
2. the fungi found in an area.
[1830-40; MYCO- + -LOGY]

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Study of fungi (see fungus), including mushrooms and yeasts.

Many fungi are useful in medicine and industry. Mycological research has led to the development of such antibiotic drugs as penicillin, streptomycin, and tetracycline. Mycology also has important applications in the dairy, wine, and baking industries and in the production of dyes and inks. Medical mycology is the study of fungus organisms that cause disease in humans.

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      the study of fungi, a group that includes the mushrooms and yeasts. Many fungi are useful in medicine and industry. Mycological research has led to the development of such antibiotic drugs as penicillin, streptomycin, and tetracycline, as well as other drugs, including statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs). Mycology also has important applications in the dairy, wine, and baking industries and in the production of dyes and inks. Medical mycology is the study of fungus organisms that cause disease in humans.

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