What is another name for a fungus?
Mold or Mould .
mold is the visible part of fungus. Mycelium which are the tubes that make up the bulk of the fungus will extend through the substrate that the fungus is breaking down. The spores are the reproductive part of a fungus and is what we refer to as mold. Fungi are some of the largest single organisms on the planet.
The medical term for ringworm is "tinea." It was once thought to be caused by a worm, but it is not -- it's a fungus. Doctors add another word to indicate where the fungus is located. Tinea capitis refers to scalp ringworm, tinea corporis to fungus of the body, tinea pedis to fungus of the feet, etc. For more information visit the links provided.