Definition of Polyporus

1. Noun. Type genus of the Polyporaceae; includes important pathogens of e.g. birches and conifers.




Definition of Polyporus

1. n. A genus of fungi having the under surface full of minute pores; also, any fungus of this genus.

Medical Definition of Polyporus

1. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Many + a pore. A genus of fungi having the under surface full of minute pores; also, any fungus of this genus. Polyporus fomentarius was formerly dried and cut in slices for tinder, called amadou. P. Betulinus is common in America, and forms very large thick white semicircular excrescences on birch trees. Several species of Polyporous are considered edible. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polyporus

polypode
polypodia
polypodial
polypodies
polypodium
polypods
polypody
polypoid
polypoid adenoma
polypoid gallbladder lesions
polypomedusae
polyporaceae
polypore
polypores
polyporous
polyporus (current term)
polyposia
polyposic
polyposis
polyposis coli
polyposis syndromes
polypotent
polypotome
polypotrite
polypous
polypous endocarditis
polypous gastritis
polypragmasy
polyprenol
polyprenol kinase

Literary usage of Polyporus

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1. Report (1904)
"polyporus arcularius Fr. Common on sticks and stumps. polyporus Berkeley! ... polyporus betulinus Fr. Plentiful on dead birch. polyporus brumalis Fr. Common ..."

2. A Provisional Host-index of the Fungi of the United States by William Gilson Farlow, A. B. Seymour (1888)
"polyporus croceus, Fr. Г polyporus croceus, S. in litt. [ polyporus nitidus, Fr. El 1 ... Fr. f polyporus cruentatus, Mont. I Poria cruentata, Cke. ..."

3. Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, Or, Coloured Figures and Descriptions of by Robert Kaye Greville (1827)
"FRIES. P. pileus corky, and, as well as the stipes, glabrous, shining; the pores minute, round, pale. polyporus lucidus, Fries. Syst. Mycol. v. 1. p. 353. ..."

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