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noun pl Agar·i·ca·ce·ae \ə-ˌgar-ə-ˈkā-sē-ˌē\

Medical Definition of AGARICACEAE

:  a large family of fungi (order Agaricales) that contains the genera Agaricus and Amanita and includes many familiar mushrooms with the sporophore usually consisting of a central stalk and a cap like an umbrella on the lower surface of which are numerous lamellae bearing the hymenium


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