Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Word of the day: fungate

The word of the day is fungate:

To grow rapidly like a fungus.

"Many of the patients counted as 'alive' had long been discharged to terminal-care facilities with advanced, fungating lesions of breast cancer, presumably to die, with no designated follow-up."

 - Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

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