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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of hymenomycetous fungi of the family Polyporace√¶. They have a soft, waxy, usually resupinate hymenium, with reticulate or sinuous folds forming shallow pits. M. lacrymans, sometimes called the house-fungus, is the cause of a destructive dry-rot of coniferous wood. See cut. under dry-rot.


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