Fun"gi*a (?), n. [NL., fr. L. fungus mushroom: cf. F. fongie.] Zool.

A genus of simple, stony corals; -- so called because they are usually flat and circular, with radiating plates, like the gills of a mushroom. Some of them are eighteen inches in diameter.


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