Polyporaceae

plural noun

Po·​lyp·​o·​ra·​ce·​ae
pəˌlipəˈrāsēˌē;
ˌpälēp-,
ˌpälə̇p-
: 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
polyporaceous
pə¦lipə¦rāshəs;
¦pälēp-
¦pälə̇p-
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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 30 May. 2024.

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