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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various basidiomycetous fungi of the families Boletaceae and Polyporaceae, whose basidia line the inside of tubes that lead to exterior pores. Also called polypore.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. woody pore fungi; any fungus of the family Polyporaceae or family Boletaceae having the spore-bearing surface within tubes or pores; the fruiting bodies are usually woody at maturity and persistent


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