amanita

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noun am·a·ni·ta \ ˌa-mə-ˈnī-tə , -ˈnē- \

Definition of amanita

:any of a genus (Amanita) of white-spored basidiomycetous fungi that typically have a volva and an annulus about the stipe and include some deadly poisonous forms

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Origin and Etymology of amanita

New Latin, genus name, from Greek amanitai, plural, a kind of fungus


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amanita

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noun am·a·ni·ta \ ˌam-ə-ˈnīt-ə , -ˈnēt- \

medical Definition of amanita

1 capitalized :a genus of widely distributed white-spored basidiomycetous fungi (family Amanitaceae) that includes some deadly poisonous forms (as the death cap)
2 :a fungus of the genus Amanita

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