Polyporus

noun

Po·​lyp·​o·​rus pə-ˈlip-ə-rəs How to pronounce Polyporus (audio)
: a genus (the type of the family Polyporaceae) of fungi having fruiting bodies that are sessile or borne on a stipe and including important pathogens of various trees and in some classifications the fungus (Fomes officinalis synonym P. officinalis) supplying the drug agaric formerly used to treat excessive perspiration

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“Polyporus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Polyporus. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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