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

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“Lycoperdon.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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