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Lycoperdon

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noun Ly·co·per·don \ˌlī-kō-ˈpər-ˌdän\

Medical Definition of Lycoperdon

  1. :  a genus of fungi of a family (lycoperdaceae) of the order lycoperdales whose fruiting body tapers toward a base consisting of spongy mycelium and whose spores have been used in folk medicine to treat nosebleeds


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