agaric

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noun aga·ric \ ˈa-gər-ik , ə-ˈger-ik , -ˈga-rik \

Definition of agaric

1 :the dried fruiting body of a fungus (Fomes officinalis synonym Polyporus officinalis) formerly used in medicine
2 :any of a family (Agaricaceae) of fungi with the sporophore usually resembling an umbrella and with numerous gills on the underside of the cap

Origin and Etymology of agaric

Latin agaricum, a fungus, from Greek agarikon


Medical Dictionary

agaric

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noun aga·ric \ ˈag-ə-rik , ə-ˈgar-ik \

medical Definition of agaric

1 :the dried fruit body of a mushroom (Fomes officinalis synonym Polyporus officinalis) formerly used in the treatment of excessive perspiration (as in the night sweats of tuberculosis) called also larch agaric
2 :a fungus of the family Agaricaceae and especially of the genus Agaricus

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