plural noun
Po·​lyp·​o·​ra·​ce·​ae | \ pəˌlipəˈrāsēˌē; ˌpälēp-, ˌpälə̇p- \

Definition of Polyporaceae

: a family of pore-bearing fungi (order Polyporales) having a soft texture when young, but commonly becoming firm, corky, or woody with age and often forming shelflike growths on trees — compare boletaceae , bracket fungus, fomes

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Other Words from Polyporaceae

polyporaceous \ pə¦lipə¦rāshəs ; ¦pälēp-​ , ¦pälə̇p-​ \ adjective

History and Etymology for Polyporaceae

New Latin, from Polyporus, type genus + -aceae

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“Polyporaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polyporaceae. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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