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

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“Purging agaric.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/purging%20agaric. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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