Polyporaceae

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

Definition of Polyporaceae

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of polyporaceae

New Latin, from Polyporus, type genus + -aceae


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