noun plural

Ly·​co·​per·​da·​les ˌlī-kō-pər-ˈdā-(ˌ)lēz How to pronounce Lycoperdales (audio)
: a small order of basidiomycetes comprising fungi (as the puffballs) having a fleshy often globose fruiting body filled at maturity with a mass of dustlike spores

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“Lycoperdales.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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