Lycoperdon

noun

Ly·​co·​per·​don ˌlī-kō-ˈpər-ˌdän How to pronounce Lycoperdon (audio)
: 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

Dictionary Entries Near Lycoperdon

Cite this Entry

“Lycoperdon.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Lycoperdon. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!