Definition of agaric
1 : the dried fruiting body of a fungus (Fomes officinalis syn. Polyporus officinalis) formerly used in medicine
2 : any of a family (Agaricaceae) of fungi with the sporophore usually resembling an umbrella and with numerous gills on the underside of the cap
Origin of agaric
Latin agaricum, a fungus, from Greek agarikon
First Known Use: 15th century
Medical Definition of agaric
1: the dried fruit body of a mushroom (Fomes officinalis synonym Polyporus officinalis) formerly used in the treatment of excessive perspiration (as in the night sweats of tuberculosis)—called also larch agaric
2: a fungus of the family Agaricaceae and especially of the genus Agaricus
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