Medical Dictionary

purging agaric

noun

medical Definition of purging agaric

:a common white basidiomycetous fungus (Fomitopsis officinalis synonym Fomes officinalis of the family Polyporaceae) that is found in the United States and Europe on conifers (as larch and pine) and that has been used in medicine as a purgative called also white agaric

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up purging agaric? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to speak evil of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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