Elaphomyces

noun El·a·pho·my·ces \-ˈmīˌsēz\

Definition of Elaphomyces

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Elaphomycetaceae) of subterranean ascomycetous fungi resembling the truffles but having sessile ascocarps which are about the size of walnuts and are often rooted up by animals for food

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Origin and Etymology of elaphomyces

New Latin, from Greek elaphos deer + New Latin -myces


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