Definition of Amanita

1. Noun. Genus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptions.




Definition of Amanita

1. n. A genus of poisonous fungi of the family Agaricaceæ, characterized by having a volva, an annulus, and white spores. The species resemble edible mushrooms, and are frequently mistaken for them. Amanita muscaria, syn. Agaricus muscarius, is the fly amanita, or fly agaric; and A. phalloides is the death cup.

Definition of Amanita

1. Noun. Any of very many agaric mushrooms, of the genus ''Amanita'', most of which are very poisonous ¹

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Definition of Amanita

1. any of a genus of poisonous fungi [n -S]

Medical Definition of Amanita

1. A genus of fungi of the family agaricaceae, order agaricales; most species are poisonous. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amanita

amalgamated
amalgamates
amalgamating
amalgamation
amalgamations
amalgamative
amalgamator
amalgamators
amalgamize
amalgamized
amalgamizes
amalgamizing
amalgams
amandine
amandines
amanita (current term)
amanita phalloides
amanitas
amanitin
amanitine
amanitines
amanitins
amanitoid
amanse
amantadine
amantadine hydrochloride
amantadines
amanuenses
amanuensis
amapakati

Literary usage of Amanita

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1909)
"I have furthermore pointed out11 that the lesions seen in fatal cases of poisoning in man can be reproduced in animals by the amanita-toxin alone, ..."

2. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1906)
"It has also been shown that extracts of amanita phalloides are profoundly poisonous.to animals, the latter showing lesions characteristic ..."

3. A Text-book of Biology for Students in General, Medical and Technical Courses by William Martin Smallwood (1918)
"amanita.—Every year there are cases of mushroom poisoning which ... In all of these serious cases the mushroom eaten is probably one of the amanita group. ..."

4. Our Edible Toadstools and Mushrooms and how to Distinguish Them: A Selection by William Hamilton Gibson (1899)
"And this leads me to the prominent and necessary consideration of another common species of amanita, mentioned above, in which even this cup is more or less ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"The volva in amanita is often left as a prominent cup-like structure at the base of the ... It is present, however, in some of the edible species. amanita ..."

6. 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 ..."

7. Our Edible Toadstools and Mushrooms and how to Distinguish Them: A Selection by William Hamilton Gibson (1895)
"This alkaloid, so far as known, is found only in the amanita ... To Mr. Palmer, then, is due the chemical segregation of the amanita group as the only ..."

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