Definition of Agaricus

1. Noun. Type genus of Agaricaceae; gill fungi having brown spores and including several edible species.




Medical Definition of Agaricus

1. A basidiomycetous fungal genus of the family agaricaceae, order agaricales, which includes the field mushroom (a. Campestris) and the commercial mushroom (a. Bisporus). (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Agaricus

agar-agars
agar-gel reaction
agarase
agardite
agardites
agaric
agaric acid
agaricales
agaricic acid
agaricinic acid
agarick
agaricologist
agaricologists
agaricology
agarics
agaricus (current term)
agarita
agaritas
agaritine
agaropectin
agaropectins
agarose
agarose gel electrophoresis
agaroses
agars
agarwood
agas
agasp
agast
agastric

Literary usage of Agaricus

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1. Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, Or, Coloured Figures and Descriptions of by Robert Kaye Greville (1828)
"Fries, Syst. Мус. vlp ЗО.—Grev. Fl. Edin. p. 371. agaricus ... Arr. v. 4. p. 212. agaricus fusco-pallidus, Bolt. Fung, t 136. agaricus ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Very many of the species were once placed in the genus agaricus. ... In thus subdividing the old genus agaricus into a number of genera there has been a ..."

3. Fungi; Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1880)
"The only epizoic species, according to M. Fries, is agaricus ... Certain species have a solitary, others a gregarious habit, and, of the latter, agaricus ..."

4. Studien zur Entwicklungsgeschichte des japanischen Riesensalamanders by Charles Stuart Gager, Daniel Lange (1916)
"agaricus. Species. campestris. 1. From your own observation, and from the class discussion and assigned readings, describe the habitat of this plant. ..."

5. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"A few grains of a fresh-gathered Amanita verna are sufficient to kill a dog, as Vittadini has shown. The same author ate largely of agaricus ..."

6. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society by Bombay Natural History Society (1886)
"NOTE ON agaricus OSTREATUS. The Fungus described by Dr. Dymock in his Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India (p. 704, 1st Edition) is called ..."

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