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noun Po·lyp·o·rus \pə-ˈlip-ə-rəs\

Medical Definition of Polyporus

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family polyporaceae) of fungi having fruiting bodies that are sessile or borne on a stipe and including important pathogens of various trees and in some classifications the fungus (Fomes officinalis synonym P. officinalis) supplying the drug agaric formerly used to treat excessive perspiration

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