Poly·​stic·​tus | \ ˌpälēˈstiktəs, -lə̇ˈs- \

Definition of Polystictus

in some classifications
: a large genus of pore fungi (family Polyporaceae) having leathery often showy annual sporophores, growing on and causing decay of wood (as timbers or wounds of trees), and being now divided among several distinct genera

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History and Etymology for Polystictus

New Latin, from Greek polystiktos much-spotted, from poly- much (from polys much, many) + stiktos spotted, pricked, verbal of stizein to prick

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“Polystictus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polystictus. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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